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The Somme Cemeteries and Memorials

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  • Cemetery
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  • Devonshire
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  • Thiepval
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CEMETERY INFORMATION 1 THIEPVAL MEMORIAL & ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY Rue de L’Ancre, 80300, Thiepval, France Thiepval is the largest CWGC memorial to the missing in the world, with over 72,000 names of soldiers with no known grave commemorated here. The Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery contains 600 Commonwealth and French graves. Some CWGC graves bear the inscription “A Soldier of the Great War Known Unto God.” 2 DEVONSHIRE CEMETERY D938, 80300 Mametz, France There are just two rows of headstones in this intimate cemetery. All but two of the graves belong to soldiers of the Devonshire Regiment who were buried here, in the trench from which they attacked the villiage of Mametz, on 1 July 1916. At the entrance you will see a stone marker proudly proclaims that “the Devonshires held this trench, the Devonshires hold it still.” 3 WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY Route Nationale, 62450 Warlencourt-Eaucourt, France Built on the site of the last brutal fighting of the Somme Offensive, bodies were recovered and brought to this cemetery in 1919. 4 CATERPILLAR VALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY D20, 80360, Longueval, France What began as a small cemetery of just 25 graves (now Plot 1) was expanded when over 5,500 men were brought here from across the Somme battlefields. Over 200 of the headstones belong to New Zealand soldiers. 5 SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO.2 D919, 62116 Hébuterne, France Serre Road Cemetery No.2 is the largest CWGC cemetery on the Somme and the final resting place of over 7,000 servicemen.

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