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Rosières Communal Cemetery


Rosières is a village about 32 kilometres east of Amiens and 7.5 kilometres south of the main road from Amiens to St. Quentin.

From Péronne take the N17 towards Roye. Travel for approximately 7 kilometres to Villers Carbonnel then turn right towards Amiens on the D1029. Travel for 13 kilometres then turn left on the D329 towards Rosières, then take the D28 towards Caix. Follow the signs for the communal cemetery which is situated on the northern side of the village.

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Rosières Communal Cemetery


Historical Information

Rosières was the scene of heavy fighting between the French Sixth Army and the German First Army at the end of August, 1914. It came within the British lines in February, 1917.

There are now 10, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

I have photographs of all ten graves.


Lance Corporal J Wilde

Lance Corporal J Wilde 16105
18th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on 13th March 1917

Grave: 4

CSM J Ferrie

CSM J Ferrie 7353
18th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Died on 4th March 1917

Grave: 7

Private J Calvey

Private J Calvey 34544
17th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on 8th March 1917 aged 27
Son of Mrs. Ann Jane Calvey
of 86, Jordan St., Liverpool

Grave: 8

Private J Keaveney

Private J Keaveney 16868
18th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on 26th February 1917 aged 20
Son of Michael and Nancy Keaveney
of 22, Engine Fold, Little Hulton, Bolton

Grave: 12

2nd Lieutenant Cyril Rayner

2nd Lieutenant Cyril Rayner
18th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on 24th February 1917 aged 24
Son of William and Mary Rayner
of North Bank, Chart Lane, Reigate

Grave: 15


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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