Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Behind the memorial is the Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery. The cemetery contains the graves of 300 Commonwealth servicemen and 300 French servicemen.

 

In the winter of 1931-32, it was decided that a small mixed cemetery be made at the memorial's foot to represent the loss of both the French and Commonwealth nations. Of the 300 Commonwealth burials in the cemetery, 239 are unidentified. The bodies were found in December 1931 and January-March 1932, some as far north as Loos and as far south as Le Quesnel, but the majority came from the Somme battlefields of July-November 1916. Of the 300 French dead, 253 are unidentified.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (56)
  • Australian (4)
  • New Zealand (1)

Served in

  • Army (61)
Thiepval Anglo French Cem
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