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Anneux British Cemetery


Anneux is a village in the Department of the Nord, a little to the south of the main road from Cambrai to Bapaume. The Cemetery is 200 metres from the junction of the N30 and D15.

Anneux British Cemetery


Historical Information

Anneux, Havrincourt and Graincourt were captured by the 62nd (West Riding) Division on 20th and 21st November 1917.

Anneux remained in Allied hands until the 6th December. It was recaptured on 27th September 1918, by the 57th (West Lancashire) and 63rd (Royal Naval) Divisions, acting with the 52nd (Lowland) and the 1st and 4th Canadian Divisions.

These six divisions, with the New Zealand Division (which carried on the advance in October 1918), are most largely represented in the cemetery.

Anneux British Cemetery

The original cemetery was made by the 57th Division Burial Officer and by various units in October 1918. At the Armistice it contained 131 graves but was then greatly increased when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and small cemeteries in the area.

Anneux British Cemetery

Looking towards Fontaine Notre Dame – Bourlon Wood on the left

Anneux British Cemetery now contains 1,013 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 459 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate seven casualties believed to be buried among them.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Anneux British Cemetery


Lance Corporal G Jones

Lance Corporal G Jones 17389
8th Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 30th September 1918 aged 28
Son of Eliza Jones, of 6, Edinburgh Rd,
Liscard, Wallasey, and the late William Jones

Grave: II B 10

Lieutenant A Lemon

Lieutenant A Lemon
6th Dragoon Guards
Attached 4th Bn Machine Gun Corps
Died on 29th November 1916

Grave: II F 32

Gunner Harold Marshall

Gunner Harold Marshall 91553
B Bn Tank Corps
Died on 23rd November 1917 aged 23
Son of Edward and Betsy Marshall,
of 22, Acre Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire
Native of Eccles, Manchester

Grave: II F 9


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