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Dury Crucifix Cemetery

Location

Dury is a village about 17 kilometres east-south-east of Arras. Travelling from Arras Centre, take the N39 Arras-Cambrai road for approximately 16.5 kilometres, where you turn left along D956. On this road take the first right fork of the Y Junction at 900 metres. Take the first right at 650 metres. The cemetery lies on the left side of this road 100 metres from the junction.

Dury Crucifix Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The cemetery was begun by Canadian units (mainly the 46th and 47th Battalions) immediately after the capture of the village, and it contained at the Armistice 72 graves (now in Plot I, Rows A and B). It was then enlarged by the concentration of graves from the battlefields of April and May, 1917, and March, August and September, 1918, North and West of Dury, plus the following cemetery:-

  • Essex Cemetery, Éterpigny, was on the South side of the village of Éterpigny and contained the graves of 33 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in September, 1918, 19 of whom belonged to the 2nd Essex, and ten to the 2nd Seaforths.

Dury Crucifix Cemetery

There are 2058 First World War casualties buried in this site. Of these, 1766 are unidentified.

This cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.

Dury Crucifix Cemetery

1766 of the 2058 casualties are unidentified

 


Private Arthur Tebbutt

Private Arthur Tebbutt 308663
9th Bn Tank Corps
Died on 2nd December 1918 aged 36
Husband of Florence Tebbutt
of 42, Durban Rd., Kettering

Grave: II K 26


2nd Lieutenant Norman Outerbridge

2nd Lieutenant Norman Outerbridge
1st Bn Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Died on 14th April 1917 aged 33
Son of Sir Joseph and Lady Outerbridge
Husband of Mary Outerbridge
of 36, Monkstown Rd, St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Grave: III A 47

He was killed during the action that caused the raising of the Newfoundland Memorial at Monchy Le Preux.


Private Arthur Tebbutt

Private James McVeety 787093
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
Died on 26th August 1918 aged 19
Son of James and Anna McVeety
of Darcy St, Perth, Ontario.
Native of Port Elmsley, Ontario

Grave: I E 39

 

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