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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension Reply with quote

ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SOMME, FRANCE.

Identified Casualties: 867

Albert is a town 28 Kms north-east of Amiens. The Communal Cemetery is on the south-east side of Albert and at the junction of the roads to Peronne (D938) and Bray sur Somme (D329), and the extension is entirely enclosed by it. The main entrance to the cemetery is on the Peronne road.
Albert was held by French forces against the German advance on the Somme in September 1914. It passed into British hands in the summer of 1915; and the first fighting in July 1916, is known as the Battle of Albert, 1916. It was captured by the Germans on the 26th April 1918, and before its recapture by the 8th East Surreys on the following 22nd August (in the Battle of Albert, 1918,) it had been completely destroyed by artillery fire.
The Extension was used by fighting units and Field Ambulances from August 1915 to November 1916, and more particularly in and after September 1916, when Field Ambulances were concentrated at Albert. From November 1916, the 5th Casualty Clearing Station used it for two months. From March 1917, it was not used (except for four burials in March, 1918) until the end of August 1918, when Plot II was made by the 18th Division.
During the Second World War the extension was used again, when the French moved into it British casualties from isolated graves in and around Albert.
There are now 862 First World War and 25 Second World War casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, 12 First World War casualties and 8 Second World War casualties are unidentified. Five graves, destroyed by shellfire, are now represented by special memorials. Two soldiers known to be among the casualties buried here, but whose graves could not be identified, are commemorated by special memorials, inscribed, "Known to be buried in this cemetery".
This cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Name: ALSTON, JAMES WILLIAM HAMILTON
Rank: Major
Date of Death: 03/01/1917
Age: 47
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 11th Bn.
Grave Reference. P. 66.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Major Charles Henry Alston, MBE, of 25, Clarendon Place, Stirling; husband of Sarah Fullerton Brown Alston.
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Name: ANDERSON, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 19133
Date of Death: 27/05/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn.
Grave Reference. G. 7.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Place of birth, Broxburn (SNWM).
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Name: BATEMAN, WILLIAM SWIFT
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14431
Date of Death: 20/08/1916
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference. N. 57.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Swift and Margaret Mauchline Bateman, of Lochinch Cottage, Dumbreck Rd., Ibrox, Glasgow.
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Name: BROWN, ALEXANDER SHADE
Rank: Private
Service No: 19720
Date of Death: 29/05/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn.
Grave Reference. G. 8.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Place of birth, Leith (SNWM)
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Name: BROWN, WILLIAM
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 7837
Date of Death: 20/08/1916
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference. N. 59.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Eliza Brown, of 93, North High St., Musselburgh.
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Name: CRIGHTON, JAMES MILLAR
Rank: Private
Service No: 18821
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 16th Bn.
Grave Reference. G. 10.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of David and Elizabeth Crighton, of 76, High St., Tranent, East Lothian.
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Name: CUMMING, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 1934
Date of Death: 29/10/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference. A. 11.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Place of birth, Falkirk (SNWM).
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Name: DAVIDSON, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 25779
Date of Death: 02/06/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 15th Bn.
Grave Reference. G. 13.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Place of birth, Carnwath, Lanarkshire (SNWM).
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Name: DAVIE, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 25123
Date of Death: 02/06/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, "C" Coy. 15th Bn.
Grave Reference. G. 14.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mr and Mrs. R. Davie, of 76, Greendykes Rd., Broxburn, West Lothian.
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Name: DUTHIE, JAMES STEPHEN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 1969
Date of Death: 01/08/1916
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 5th Bn.
Grave Reference. M. 55.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mr and Mrs. John Duthie. Born at Fraserburgh.
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Name: GEORGE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 8036
Date of Death: 14/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st Bn.
Awards: D C M
Grave Reference. J. 26.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Place of birth, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire (SNWM).
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Name: JARMYN, A
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 8732
Date of Death: 21/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 1st Bn.
Grave Reference. J. 9.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information:
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Name: KELLY, BERNARD
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 3/2082
Date of Death: 21/08/1916
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st Bn.
Grave Reference. N. 54.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. C. Kelly, of 8, Crichton St., Dundee. Born at Glasgow.
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Name: MACKAY, ALEXANDER KINNISON
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 13/03/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 13th and. 15th Bn.
Grave Reference. I. I. 1.
Cemetery ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Additional Information: Son of Murdoch and Annie L. Mackay, of "Glenisla," Allanvale Rd., Prestwick, Ayrshire. Born at Tarbolton, Ayrshire.
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