The Commonwealth graves at Harponville were made by fighting units during the German advance on the Somme in 1918. The 34 burials in the cemetery date from April, May and early June 1918. 19 of the burials are of men of the Welch Regiment.  The Extension contains 138 First World War burials, dating from June, July and August 1918.  The Extension was designed by N A Rew.

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4 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 8 January 2015.
By John Stokes on Friday 9th January '15 at 10:09am
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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