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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: Y Ravine Cemetery Reply with quote

Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL, SOMME, FRANCE.

Identified Casualties: 275



Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 3 kilometres further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre, follow the signs for 'Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hamel'. "Y" Ravine Cemetery is located within the Park.
"Y" Ravine runs East and West about 800 metres South of the village, from "Station Road" to the front line of July 1916. It was a deep ravine with steep sides, lined with dug-outs, with extending two short arms at the West end.
The village of Beaumont-Hamel was attacked and reached on 1 July, 1916, by units of the 29th Division (which included the Royal Newfoundland Regiment), but it could not be held. It was attacked again and captured, with the Ravine, by the 51st (Highland) Division on 13 November 1916. The Newfoundland Memorial Park, and the 29th and 51st Divisional Memorials within it, commemorates these engagements, and "Y" Ravine Cemetery is within the Park. The village was later "adopted", with three others in the Somme, by the City of Winchester.
The cemetery was made by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, when these battlefields were cleared. It was called originally "Y" Ravine Cemetery No.1. No.2 cemetery was concentrated after the Armistice into Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel.
There are now over 400, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over a third are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 53 soldiers (or sailors or Marines) from the United Kingdom and eight from Newfoundland, known or believed to be buried among them.
The cemetery covers an area of 1,166 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.
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Name: ADAMS, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 536
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 72.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of James and Helen Adams, of 98, Barclay St., Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.
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Name: ALEXANDER, PETER
Rank: Private
Service No: 3724
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 9.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Helen Alexander, of 81, Station Rd., Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
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Name: BLAIN, PETER
Rank: Private
Service No: 6248
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. D. 10.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Dunaskin, Ayrshire (SNWM).
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Name: BLYTH, DAVID
Rank: Private
Service No: 2188
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 54.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. J. Blyth, of 7, Maybank Terrace, Leven, Fife.
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Name: BRECHIN, ALEXANDER J. D.
Rank: Private
Service No: 1528
Date of Death: 15/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 21.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Ardallie, Aberdeenshire (SNWM).
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Name: BRECHIN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 1737
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 38.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of James and C. Brechin, of 15, Market Square, Old Meldrum, Aberdeen.
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Name: BREMNER, HARRY
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 2304
Date of Death: 15/11/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. B. 8.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Jessie E. Davidson Bremner, of Cortes Cottage, Lonmay, Aberdeenshire.
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Name: BURT, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 18699
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 34
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 17.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. G. Burt; husband of, Jane Burt. Place of birth Falkirk (SNWM).
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Name: CAMERON, DONALD
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 9681
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 17.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Stonehaven, Kincardine (SNWM).
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Name: CASSIE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 2855
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 83.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Kintore, Aberdeenshire (SNWM).

Name: HALCROW, LAWRENCE
Rank: Private
Service No: 6402
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 84.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Lerwick (SNWM).
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Name: CHRISTIE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 538
Date of Death: 14/11/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/7th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. E. 1.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of George and Jane Christie, of 1, Dawson's Buildings, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.
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Name: CLARK, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 3426
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 64.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clark, of 7, Commercial St., Coupar Angus.
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Name: CORBETT, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 3375
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. E. 2.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire (SNWM).
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Name: COUTTS, ROBERT YOUNIE
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 2773
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 1st/4th Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 2.
Cemetery: Y RAVINE CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of W. D. and Jennie Younie Coutts, of 26, Jute St., Aberdeen.
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