Aubers Ridge British Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Aubers village was taken by the 9th Brigade on the 17th October, 1914, with Herlies and part of the Ridge, and on the 19th the 2nd Royal Irish took Le Pilly. These gains, however, were lost within a few days, and the Ridge, in spite of repeated attacks, was not captured by British forces for three years. Early in October, 1918, it was secured by the 47th (London) Division. The cemetery was made after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves from the battlefields on all sides of Aubers and smaller burial grounds

 

There are now over 700, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 450 from the 1914-18 War are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one soldier from the United Kingdom who is believed to be buried among them. The cemetery covers an area of 2,476 square metres and is enclosed by a low curb.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (260)
  • Australian (16)
  • Indian (1)
  • Polish (1)

Served in

  • Army (277)
  • Air Force (1)
Aubers Ridge BC, Aubers
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