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MANCHESTER CEMETERY, RIENCOURT-LES-BAPAUME

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
61

Location Information

Riencourt-les-Bapaume is a village 3 kilometres south-east of Bapaume.

On the RN17 Bapaume to Peronne road, signposts indicate the Cemetery and the village. From the RN17 take the RD11E through the village, and a further 1 kilometre on the cemetery is clearly visible on the left, adjacent to the RD11E.

Visiting Information

The location or design of this site make wheelchair access impossible.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on 01628 634221.

Historical Information

Riencourt was occupied by Commonwealth forces in March 1917. It was lost on 24 March 1918 during the German offensive and recaptured by the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division on the evening of 30 August 1918. The cemetery was made by the same division early in the following month.

Manchester Cemetery contains 72 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 11 of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to a soldier of the 1st/5th Manchesters known to be buried among them.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.