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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:12 pm    Post subject: Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille Reply with quote

LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE





Country: France
Locality: Somme
Identified Casualties: 726

Authuille is a village 5 kilometres north of the town of Albert on the D151 road to Grandcourt. The Cemetery (signposted in the centre of Authuille) is 1 kilometre east of the village. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a grass pathway (unsuitable for cars).
On 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 32nd Division, which included the 1st Dorsetís and the 11th (Lonsdale) Battalion of the Border Regt attacked the German line at this point and stormed the Leipzig Salient, but were compelled to retire later in the day. In the spring of 1917, after the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, V Corps cleared these battlefields and made a number of new cemeteries, including Lonsdale No.1 and No.2.
Lonsdale Cemetery No.1 (the present Lonsdale Cemetery) contained originally 96 graves (now in Plot I), the great majority of which were those of officers and men of the 1st Dorsetís and the 11th Borders. It was enlarged after the Armistice when graves, almost all of 1916, were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and from other small burial grounds, including:-
LONSDALE CEMETERY No.2, which was about 500 metres further East. It contained the graves of 38 soldiers from the United Kingdom (31 of whom belonged to the 11th Borders) and two German soldiers.
NAB ROAD CEMETERY, Ovillers-la-Boisselle, which was on the road running up Nab Valley, about 900 metres East of Lonsdale Cemetery. It contained the graves of 27 soldiers from the United Kingdom, who fell in July, September and October 1916.
PAISLEY AVENUE and PAISLEY HILLSIDE CEMETERIES, which were on the South side of Thiepval Wood. They contained the graves of 284 soldiers and Marines from the United Kingdom (mainly of the 49th (West Riding) Division), who fell in July 1916 - February 1917, and two German soldiers.
Lonsdale Cemetery now contains 1,542 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 816 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 22 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
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ANDERSON, DUNCAN GRAHAM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 14574
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: V. M. 10.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of John and Martha Agnes Buchanan Anderson, of Glasgow.
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ANDERSON, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 1388
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: V. C. 3.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Old Kilpatrick Dumbartonshire (SNWM).
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ARMSTRONG, MATTHEW G.
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 14323
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 30
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: VI. O. 2.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of Matthew and Margaret Armstrong, of Glasgow; husband of Elizabeth Armstrong, of 31, Staffa St., Dennistoun, Glasgow.
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BAIRD, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 3538
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. G. 4.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Grangemouth (SNWM).
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BALLANTINE, JOHN
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 15116
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: V. H. 3.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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BAXTER, WILLIAM
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2998
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. G. 10.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Baxter, of 256, Scott St., Galashiels and the late Walter Baxter.
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BENNETT, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 14855
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. D. 3.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Rutherglen Lanarks (SNWM).
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BOYLE, JOHN McEWAN
Rank: Private
Service No: 14606
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: VII. G. 6.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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BROWN, JAMES L.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 15836
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. K. 6.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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BROWN, ROBERT STANLEY
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. L. 1.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Stark Brown and Annie Murray Brown, of 162, St. Vincent St., Glasgow.
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CAMERON, DAVID DUDGEON
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 15884
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. E. 7.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Agnes Cameron, of 4, Clydeview, Partick, Glasgow.
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CAMPBELL, JOHN KEITH
Rank: Private
Service No: 1401
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. J. 9.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Elizabeth Keith Campbell, of 130, Thistle St., South Side, Glasgow. Born at Paisley.
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CARRUTHERS, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 3620
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: IV. C. 3.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Place of birth Girvan Ayrshire (SNWM).
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CASSELS, ROBERT WILSON
Rank: Captain
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: II. F. 20.
Cemetery: LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Marion Cassels, of Huntly Lodge, Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Native of Glasgow.
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