Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The Sunken Road Cemetery was made in July-October 1916, during the middle fighting in the Somme offensive.


There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and three Australian graves, which cannot be located, are represented by special memorials. The graves of two German soldiers, buried by the enemy at the end of March 1918, have been removed. The cemetery covers an area of 1,106 square metres, without the access road and is enclosed by a low red brick wall.


Served with

  • Canadian (147)
  • Australian (58)
  • United Kingdom (8)

Served in

  • Army (213)
Sunken Road Contalmaison
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