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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:04 pm    Post subject: Redan Ridge No1 Cemetery Reply with quote

REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL





Country: France
Locality: Somme
Identified Casualties: 81

Beaumont-Hamel is a village about 24 kilometres south of Arras and the Redan Ridge Cemeteries (Nos. 1, 2 and 3) are situated to the north of the village.
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, 700 metres further along the D919, turn left onto a small lane and continue for 1.4 kilometres. A CWGC signpost on the right hand side will lead you to Redan Ridge cemeteries.
Redan Ridge lies to the North of Beaumont-Hamel village; it was named from The Redan, a group of British front-line trenches of 1916. The cemetery was made by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, when these battlefields were cleared. Redan Ridge No.1 is on the top of the Ridge, midway between the old front lines.
There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly half are unidentified. Most belonged (with few exceptions) to the 4th Division, which attacked between Beaumont-Hamel and Serre on the 1st July 1916, or to the 2nd, which gained ground here on the 13th November 1916.
The cemetery covers an area of 508 square metres and its approach road 107 square metres. It is enclosed by a low wall.
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CARDWELL, NEIL
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14946
Date of Death: 27/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 11.
Cemetery: REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Wishaw Lanarkshire (SNWM).
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GRANT, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/7596
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 43.
Cemetery: REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Barony Glasgow (SNWM).
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JOHNSTON, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: S/43089
Date of Death: 27/11/1916
Age: 18
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 19.
Cemetery: REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Margaret Johnston, of Bilbo Cottage, Chapelhill, Port Erroll, Aberdeenshire.
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MacKAY, WILLIAM J.
Rank: Private
Service No: 3/7382
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: C. 8.
Cemetery: REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Catherine MacKay, of Upper Adabrock, Port of Ness, Stornaway.
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SECKER, HERBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 2864
Date of Death: 18/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 6th Bn.
Grave Reference: B. 54.
Cemetery: REDAN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1, BEAUMONT-HAMEL
Additional Information: Place of birth Liverpool (SNWM).

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