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War graves 1914 in France

Warlencourt British Cemetery

Warlencourt British Cemetery

We were travelling along the D929 from the city of Amiens towards Bapaume in the Somme region of France.

It is a very straight road quiet by UK standards just miles of open fields.

It is hard to imagine some of the worst Fighting in the Somme took place here.

At Warlencourt and Eaucourt-L'Abbaye in 1916. It not till you see graveyards at the side of the road and in the fields that it hits you just how many people were killed.

The Warlencourt British Cemetery has about 3500 graves and this is just one of many.

When you walk around you notice the age of the soldiers not many were over 24 years old.We saw the graves of two brothers from South Africa also soldiers from New Zealand, Austrailia and Canada. A holder of the V.C. Sgt Donald Forrester BROWN, V.C. Killed in action 1st Oct. 1916, aged 26

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Graves of the Fifth and Fourth Army 21 March to 7 August 1916 soldiers and officers and those with no graves.

Rows and rows of immaculate maintained graves This site is just outside the town of Albert

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Google street map you can see the War graves on the left.If you pan round you can not imagine this was a battlefield

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