Bootham Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Heninel village was captured in a snowstorm on 12 April 1917 by the 56th (London) and 21st Division. The 50th (Northumbrian) Division, advancing from Heninel on the two following days, captured Wancourt Tower. Bootham Cemetery was named from a trench, which in turn was named from Bootham School in Yorkshire. It was made in April 1917 by the 56th Division Burial Officer.

 

The cemetery contains 186 First World War burials, 71 of them unidentified.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (115)

Served in

  • Army (115)
Bootham Cem
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