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Redan Ridge Cemetery No 3

Location

Beaumont-Hamel is a village about 24 kilometres south of Arras and the Redan Ridge Cemeteries (Nos. 1, 2 and 3) are situated to the north of the village.

Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the Villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 700 metres further along the D919, turn left onto a small lane and continue for 1.4 kilometres. A CWGC signpost on the right hand side will lead you to Redan Ridge cemeteries.

From Beaumont-Hamel turn at the Highland Division flagpole going up the laneway leading over the hill. Redan Ridge No 3 is on the roadside.

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Redan Ridge Cemetery No 3

 

Historical Information

Redan Ridge was named from The Redan, a group of British front-line trenches of 1916. The cemetery was made by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, when these battlefields were cleared.

Redan Ridge Cemetery No. 3 is among the old German front line trenches.

There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, half are unidentified and 13 graves which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special memorials. The great majority of these officers and men fell in November 1916, and belonged to the 2nd Division.

The Cemetery covers an area of 283 square metres and its approach road 35 square metres. It is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Redan Ridge Cemetery No 3

 


Private E Gosling

Private E Gosling 21712
11th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died Between 14th and 16th November 1916

Grave: A 5


Private D Ireland

Private D Ireland 41473
2nd Bn Manchester Regiment
Died on 16th November 1916

Grave: A 7


Corporal Albert Willsher

Corporal Albert Willsher 12222
2nd Bn Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Died on 13th November 1916 aged 25
Son of Arthur and Mary Willsher
of The Garage, Mongewell Park, Wallingford, Berks

Grave: A 20

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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