The cemetery was begun in April 1917 and rows A to H largely represent burials from the battlefield. The remaining graves in Plot I and others in the first three rows of Plot II represent later fighting in 1917 and the first three months of 1918 and the clearing of the village in August 1918. After the Armistice graves were brought in from a wide area east of Arras. The cemetery now contains 1642 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War, but there are special memorials to 14 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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4 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 9:29pm
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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