I Corps passed through this neighbourhood on the Retreat from Mons in August, 1914, and it was lost in the early days of the Fifth Army retreat in March, 1918. The Cemetery was made in 1920-26 by the concentration of graves from the battlefields and 20 other burial grounds, including:-

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2 images Beautiful Cemetery - Mr Dexter is Buried in 1 H 3 - a large cemetery. This village is close by the river Somme.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 11th November '14 at 5:39pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
another pictures of the cemetery
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 3:01pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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