Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Beaumont-Hamel was captured in November 1916, in the Battle of the Ancre, and the graves in this cemetery are largely those of men who died at that time. The burials were carried out by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, after the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. Munich Trench British Cemetery (originally V Corps Cemetery No.8) was named from a German trench captured by the 7th Division on 11 January 1917.


The cemetery contains 126 First World War burials, 28 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.


Served with

  • United Kingdom (98)

Served in

  • Army (98)
Munich Trench BC