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Point 110 New Military Cemetery

Location

Fricourt is a village in the Department of the Somme 5 kilometres east of Albert. The Cemetery is about 1 kilometre south of Fricourt on a track running between the roads from Fricourt and Mametz to Bray. Both the new and the old cemeteries are near the side of the track, the old being 230 metres north of the new.

Point 110 Old Cemetery

The track down to these cemeteries would be fine for a large tractor. I would not advise trying to take a vehicle. There are no turning points so you would have to reverse out again.

 

Historical Information

Fricourt village was captured by the 17th Division on 2 July 1916 but the southern part of the commune, in which this cemetery is situated, was already in Allied hands.

Point 110 New Military Cemetery was begun by the 403rd French Infantry Regiment in May-July 1915 and continued by Commonwealth units in February-July 1916.

The 26 French and two German graves were later removed to other burial grounds.

Point 110 New Cemetery

The cemetery was named from the contour on the map; before September 1916 it was called King George’s Hill.

The cemetery contains 64 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Point 110 Old Cemetery

Looking towards Point 110 Old from the New Cemetery
Don’t even think of trying to bring your vehicle down here

 


Private Fred Greaves

Private Frederick Greaves 15268
24th Bn Manchester Regiment
Died on 24th February 1916 aged 21
Son of James and the late Alice Greaves
of 20, Library Lane. Oldham

Grave: C 14


CSM James Newman

CSM James Newman 4556
2nd Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died on 13th February 1916 aged 45
Son of Dr. Henry and Mrs. A Newman
Born at Hadleigh, Suffolk

Grave: B 21


Private Henry Hardman

Private Henry Hardman 14518
24th Bn Manchester Regiment
Died on 7th February 1916 aged 36
Son of William and Ann Hardman, of Royton, Oldham

Grave: B 15


2nd Lieutenant Pritchard

2nd Lieutenant David Pritchard
1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died on 19th March 1916 aged 19
Son of Joseph and Edith Pritchard of “Heathfield”, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Grave: D 5

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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