Cross Roads Cemetery was begun in the first week of November, 1918, by the 1/1st Northumbrian Field Ambulance; and at the Armistice it contained the graves of 61 soldiers from the United Kingdom. It was then enlarged by the concentration of graves from the battlefields between the Escaut and the Sambre, and from other cemeteries. With four exceptions, every man buried in this cemetery fell between the 1st October, 1918 and the Armistice.

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3 images Large cemetery, in the middle of nowhere, tricky to get to if you take the wrong road. Saw the 2 Rutlanders graves - very well kept, but no visitors have signed the visitors book for about 2 months, indicating this cemetery is not well frequented.
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 12:29pm
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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