Englebelmer Communal Cemetery Extension

Location
Englebelmer, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Memorials 149 added (3% photographed)

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Englebelmer is a village in the Department of the Somme, 8 kilometres north-west of Albert and 24 kilometres south-south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is by the side of the road, with the British plots at the east end, to the right and left of the entrance. The Extension is at the south-west corner of the Communal Cemetery away from the road.

The village of Englebelmer was in Allied hand during the whole of the War, and it was used as a Field Ambulance station; but until the autumn of 1916, and again in the summer of 1918, it was liable to occasional shelling. It was later "adopted" by the City of Winchester. The Extension was begun in October, 1916, closed in March, 1917, and used again in 1918; and after the Armistice graves were brought into it from Beaussart Communal Cemetery Extension and from the battlefields immediately North and East of Englebelmer.

There are now over 100 First World War casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two United Kingdom soldiers, buried at Beaussart, whose graves could not be found. (Beaussart Communal Cemetery Extension, in a hamlet of Mailly-Maillet, was used at intervals from April, 1916, to May, 1918, and contained the graves of 18 soldiers from the United Kingdom and nine from New Zealand.) Five German graves were removed from Englebelmer in 1923. The Extension covers an area of 714 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall on three sides.

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GPS Coordinates: 50.05716, 2.60423

  • Added: 6 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2252224