Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme. Etricourt was occupied by Commonwealth troops at the beginning of April 1917 during the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. It was lost on the 23 March 1918 when the Germans advanced, but regained at the beginning of September. The cemetery was begun in 1917 and used until March 1918, mainly by the 21st and 48th Casualty Clearing Stations posted at Ytres. Burials were resumed by Commonwealth troops in September 1918 and the 3rd Canadian and 18th Casualty Clearing Stations buried in it in October and November 1918. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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A very large cemetery, with perhaps more than a thousand buried here. Another cemetery very well maintained - at the time of my visit, the turf was being replaced and re-seeded. Mr Hollick's grave is well cared for.
By John Stokes on Monday 3rd November '14 at 9:49am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
3 images Some pictures of Mr Hollick's grave.
By John Stokes on Monday 3rd November '14 at 9:53am
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.
Remembering John Breakspear of Langham in Rutland who died 100 years ago today of injuries sustained in #WW1 A careā€¦ https://t.co/t52U98HC5h 6:03 PM May 13th

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