Departement de la Somme
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Méaulte is a village just south of Albert. From Albert head south-east on the D329 in the direction of Bray-sur-Somme. Just before the main buildings for the Aerobus turn right for the centre of Méaulte. Approximately 200 metres west of the church, take the road south "rue de Etinehem" Continue south past Méaulte Military Cemetery, and approximately 2.3 kilometres further on turn left (eastwards) Grove Town Cemetery is 600 metres along on the right side of this track. For those wishing to approach the cemetery from the south side, take the D1 Bray-sur-Somme - Corbie road, at the junction of the DI and C2 Etineham - Méaulte minor road is the first back to back Commission road sign. Head north towards Méaulte, until reaching a fork in the road, where there is a CWGC road sign. Take the right fork in the direction of the airfield perimeter fence. At the Commission road sign and take the left track north, Grove Town Cemetery is ahead and to the left side of the track.
In September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at this point, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields. They were moved in April 1917 and, except for a few burials in August and September 1918, the cemetery was closed.
Grove Town Cemetery contains 1395 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.