Departement de la Somme
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Templeux-le-Guerard is a village 26 kilometres east of Peronne, and Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery is south-east of the village on the road to Haricourt.
The village was taken early in April, 1917, lost on the 21st March, 1918, and retaken by the 15th Suffolks of the 74th (Yeomanry) Division on the following 18th September. Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery was begun by the 59th Division in April, 1917, and carried on by other units until August, 1917, and again in September and October, 1918. It was largely increased after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields (of April, 1917, and March and September, 1918) surrounding the village; and in 1930 the British graves from two cemeteries named below were brought in.
There are now over 750 World War I casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly a quarter are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 16 soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery covers an area of 2509 square metres and is enclosed on three sides by a low rubble wall. The irregular lettering of the Rows is due to the concentrations of graves carried out after the Armistice.