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Longueval Road Cemetery

Location

Longueval is a village in the Department of the Somme, 11 kilometres east of Albert. Travel north-east from Albert on the D929 in the direction of Bapaume. After 10 kilometres take the D6 in the direction of Martinpuich and follow signs for Longueval. From Longueval crossroads continue in the direction of Maricourt, D197, for 800 metres. Longueval Road Cemetery is situated on the left hand side of the road.

Longueval Road Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Longueval was the scene of furious fighting in 1916, lasting from 14th to 29th July, when the village was cleared by the 5th Division. It was lost in March 1918, and retaken by the 38th (Welsh) Division and the Carabineers on 28th August 1918.

Longueval Road Cemetery was begun in September 1915, near a dressing station known as Longueval Alley, or Longueval Water Point.

Longueval Road Cemetery

Looking towards Trônes Wood

It was used until January 1917, but further burials were made in August and September 1918. At the Armistice, the cemetery contained 171 graves and others were brought in from a wide area round Longueval in 1923-24.

Longueval Road Cemetery now contains 222 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 48 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to three soldiers known or believed to be buried among them. There is also one German burial in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by A J S Hutton.

Longueval Road Cemetery

 


Private J Headley

Private J Headley 29789
22nd Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
Prince of Wales’s Own
Died on 28th October 1916

Grave: G 4


Private W Monger MM

Private W Monger MM 14263
2nd Bn Hampshire Regiment
Died on 19th October 1916 aged 19
Son of Mrs Alice Monger,
of Heath End, Baughurst, Basingstoke

Grave: F 11


2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chalmers

2nd Lieutenant Arthur Chalmers
7th Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 23rd September 1916 aged 23
Son of Arthur and Charlotte Chalmers,
of 1, South Hill Grove, Oxton, Cheshire.

He saved others
Himself he could not save

Grave: C 12

 

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