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2nd Canadian Cemetery, Sunken Road

Location

Contalmaison is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme, 6 kilometres east-north-east of Albert.

The sunken road from which this cemetery is named is part of the Contalmaison-Pozières road. The cemetery lies in the fields on Accommodation Road 400 metres east of the main Contalmaison to Pozières road.

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2nd Canadian Cemetery, Sunken Road, Contalmaison

 

Visiting Information

Access to the cemetery is via a rough track which can be inaccessible under bad weather conditions.

Even under good conditions I would not suggest that this is a track for any vehicle with a low undercarriage.

2nd Canadian Cemetery, Sunken Road, Contalmaison

 

Historical Information

The 2nd Canadian Cemetery was made in July-October, 1916, during the middle fighting in the Somme offensive.

There are now over 40, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The Cemetery covers an area of 383 square metres and is enclosed by a low red brick wall.

2nd Canadian Cemetery, Sunken Road, Contalmaison

2nd Canadian Cemetery, Sunken Road, Contalmaison

Opposite you can see Sunken Road Cemetery

 

Other cemeteries in the area


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