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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:10 pm    Post subject: Becourt Military Cemetery Reply with quote

BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT, SOMME, FRANCE.



Identified Casualties: 705

Becourt is 2 kilometres on the east side of Albert. The Military Cemetery is on the south side of the road from Becourt to Albert.
The Military Cemetery was begun in August, 1915, by the 51st (Highland) Division, and carried on by the 18th and other Divisions in the line until the Battles of the Somme, 1916. It continued in use, chiefly by Field Ambulances, until April, 1917; and Plot II was made by the 18th Division at the end of August, 1918.
There are now 713 casualties of the 1914-1918 war commemorated in this site. Of these, 8 are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to a soldier from the United Kingdom buried among them. Three German graves have been removed.
The cemetery covers an area of 4,327 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.
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CAMERON, J. A. GORDON
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference. Z. 12.
Cemetery: BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Cameron, of 78, Grange Loan, Edinburgh, and the late Alexander Cameron.
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McGRAVIE, JOHN STEWART
Rank: Private
Service No: 40006
Date of Death: 31/12/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 13th Bn.
Grave Reference. Z. 21.
Cemetery: BECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Myles and Mary Ann McGravie, of 35, Dean St., Edinburgh.

John
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