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Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery

Location

This cemetery is behind the Thiepval Memorial, on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929).

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Thiepval Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20th March 1918, and whose graves are not known.

In the winter of 1931-32, it was decided that a small mixed cemetery be made at the memorial’s foot to represent the loss of both the French and Commonwealth nations.

Of the 300 Commonwealth burials in the cemetery, 239 are unidentified.

The bodies were found in December 1931 and January-March 1932, some as far north as Loos and as far south as Le Quesnel, but the majority came from the Somme battlefields of July-November 1916.

Of the 300 French dead, 253 are unidentified.

French and British Graves

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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