Fricourt New Military Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

On 30 June 1916, Fricourt village was just within the German front line. It was attacked on 1 July by the 17th Division, and by the end of the day it was caught between that division to the west, the 21st to the north and the 7th to the south. the village was occupied by the 17th Division the following day. From 25 March 1918 to the following 26 August, Fricourt was again in German hands. Two cemeteries were made by the 17th Division, and most of the dead buried in them belonged to that division. Fricourt New Military Cemetery is in fact four big graves, made by the 10th West Yorkshire Regiment after the capture of Fricourt in July 1916, and a few single graves of September 1916.

 

The cemetery contains 210 First World War burials, 26 of them unidentified. 159 of the graves belong to the 10th West Yorkshire Regiment. The cemetery was designed by A J S Hutton.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (182)
  • New Zealand (2)

Served in

  • Army (184)
Fricourt New MC
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