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Gordon Cemetery

Location

Mametz is a village 6 kilometres east of Albert. The Cemetery is located on the Albert-Maricourt road, due south of Mametz village and 4 kilometres west of Maricourt.

Apart from the town of Metz itself which does pronounce the – z – other town names which finish with this syllable are pronounced -may.

This unusual cemetery is within easy walking distance of the Devonshire Cemetery, and lies on the left of the road as you leave Mametz.

Gordon Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Mametz was within the German lines until the 1st July 1916, when it was captured by the 7th Division; and Mametz Wood, North-East of the village, was taken on the 7th July and the following days.

Gordon Cemetery

Gordon Cemetery was made by men of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders who buried some of their dead of 1st July in what had been a support trench, together with three artillerymen who died on 9th July.

The cemetery contains 102 First World War burials, five of them unidentified.

A row of lieutenants

A row of Lieutenants

As the precise location of most of the graves could not be established, 93 of the headstones are arranged in semi-circles around the central cross.

The cemetery was designed by A J S Holden.

 

Gordon Cemetery

Serjeant R Young 10149
2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died on 1st July 1916 aged 27
Son of Mrs Margaret Young,
of Salisbury St., Ipswich, Queensland
Native of Bishopmill, Elgin, Scotland
Private D Tait S/11910
2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died on 1st July 1916
Private W Tosh S/11889
2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died on 1st July 1916
Grave: B 12 Grave: B 13 Grave: B 14

 

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