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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: Beaumont Hamel British Cemetery Reply with quote

BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY



Country: France
Locality: Somme
Identified Casualties: 97


Beaumont-Hamel is a village 10 Kms north of Albert. Take the D919 road from Puisieux to Mally Maillet until you reach a crossroad signposted Auchonvillers on the left hand side. Follow this road (D174) until you see Beaumont signposted at a 'T' junction, turn left onto the D163 and Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery is located on the left about 1 Km along this road.
Beaumont-Hamel was attacked and reached on 1 July 1916, but it could not be held. It was attacked again, and this time taken, on 13 November 1916 and the British cemetery (originally titled as 'V Corps Cemetery No.23') was made by units taking part in that and subsequent operations until February 1917. It was increased after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields.
The cemetery now contains 179 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 82 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to two casualties known to be buried among them.
The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.
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BEGG, WILLIAM
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 7.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Helen Begg, of St. Agnes Cottage, Duke St., Brechin, Forfarshire.
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DAVIDSON, JOHN
Rank: Corporal
Service No: 2621
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 93.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
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LANG, WILLIAM NELSON
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 14296
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 21.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of William and Janet Lang, of 56, Caledonia Rd., Glasgow.
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McCOMBIE, JOSEPH ROBERTSON
Rank: Private
Service No: 4659
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 54.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Margaret McCombie, of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Husband of Maggie Jane McCombie, of 145, Victoria Rd., Kilburn, London.
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MORRICE, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 4531
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 8.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
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REID, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 3105
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 1st/6th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 9.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reid, of 68, Balvenie St., Dufftown, Banffshire. Native of Rothes, Morayshire.
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ROSS, DONALD
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: Between 13/11/1916 and 15/11/1916
Age: 26
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry "B" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 2.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Mary Ross, of Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire; husband of Sadie Ross, of 5, Whitehill Gardens, Dennistoun, Glasgow.
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WATT, GEORGE
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 265720
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 44.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
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WILSON, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 3527
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 13.
Cemetery: BEAUMONT-HAMEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Jane Gordon Wilson, of Station Cottage, Craigellachie, Banffshire.

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