Holnon village and wood were the scene of heavy fighting between the 6th Division and the Germans between the 14-19 September 1918. Chapelle British Cemetery, named from a wayside shrine, was made after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves of 1917-18 from the battlefields west of St. Quentin and from two cemeteries there. There are now more than 600 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

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By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 6:54pm
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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