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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: Waggon Road Cemetery Beaumont Hamel Reply with quote

WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL




Country: France
Locality: Somme
Identified Casualties: 159

Beaumont-Hamel is a village in the Department of the Somme.
Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy and Puisieux and then Serre-les-Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre-les-Puisieux, 800 metres further along the D919 there is a left hand turn onto a small road which will take you directly to the village of Beaumont Hamel (2.5 kilometres).
On arrival at Beaumont Hamel there is a crossroads where a signpost will lead you left to Waggon Road Cemetery (1.5 kilometres along a country lane).
Waggon Road was the name given to the road running north of the village of Serre.
Beaumont-Hamel was captured in November 1916, in the Battle of the Ancre, and the graves in this cemetery are largely those of men who died at that time. The burials were carried out by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, after the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line.
Waggon Road Cemetery (originally V Corps Cemetery No.10) contains 195 First World War burials (36 unidentified), 46 of them belonging to the 11th Battalion the Border Regiment, which attacked in the Ancre in both July and November 1916.
The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.
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ANDERSON, INNES WILLIAM MCRAE
Rank: Private
Service No: 31042
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 11.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of John Anderson, Deputy Chief Constable of Govan, Glasgow; husband of Mary Gillespie Anderson, of 17, Bellwood St., Langside, Glasgow.
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CASSIDY, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 4324
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 10.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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CHERRY, ADAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 22098
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 8.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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CRAWFORD, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 15119
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference: C. 25.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Robert Crawford, of 25, Love St., Paisley.
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DUNCAN, WILLIAM GRAY
Rank: Private
Service No: 2743
Date of Death: 17/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: E. 36.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Edinburgh (SNWM).
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FLEMING, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 33425
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 12.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Dunnichen Forfarshire (SNWM).
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HAMILL, PATRICK
Rank: Private
Service No: 30357
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 13.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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HENDERSON, WILLIAM FRANCIS
Rank: Private
Service No: 43197
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 14.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
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HUNTER, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 30611
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 27.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of George Hunter; husband of Euphemia Hunter, of Newton, Winchburgh, Edinburgh. Native of Edinburgh.
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LEITCH, THOMAS M.
Rank: Private
Service No: 14490
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: D. 24.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Glasgow (SNWM).
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McGHIE, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 41027
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 36
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: F. 4.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Husband of Jessie Kelly McGhie, of 32, Edmiston St., Parkhead, Glasgow.
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SMITH, ARCHIBALD
Rank: Private
Service No: 43157
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 26.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Kirkcaldy (SNWM).
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STEWART, HAYWOOD W.
Rank: Private
Service No: 15092
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: F. 3.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Lewis Ross Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart, of 28, Union Terrace, Aberdeen. Native of Chapel of Garloch, Aberdeen.
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WALKER, JOHN THOMSON TWEEDLY
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 30312
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Age: 39
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry 16th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 27.
Cemetery: WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Ann Walker, of 73, St. Andrew's Rd., Pollokshields, Glasgow.

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