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Bray Hill British Cemetery


Bray-sur-Somme is a village nine kilometres south-east of Albert. The Cemetery is about two kilometres north of the village on the road to Fricourt.

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Bray Hill Cemetery


Historical Information

Bray-sur-Somme fell into German hands in March 1918, but it was retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion on the following 24th August.

Bray Hill British Cemetery was made on 31st August 1918, by the 58th (London) Division, which had taken part in the advance from Corbie. The original cemetery (now part of Plot I) contained 41 graves but was increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of March and August 1918, between Bray and Fricourt.

The cemetery now contains 105 First World War burials, 32 of which are unidentified. The cemetery was designed by A J S Hutton.


Privates McKay and Wright

Private Angus McKay 2367
33rd Bn Australian Infantry
Private William Wright 5143
33rd Bn Australian Infantry
Who died on 22nd August 1918 aged 29
Son of Angus and Christina McKay
of Upper Taylor’s Arm, New South Wales
Native of Burrapine, Taylor’s Arm
Who died on 22nd August 1918 aged 30
Son of William Wright and Edith Sherriff
of Bournmer St., Sydney, New South Wales
Grave: I A 16 Grave: I A 17


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