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SOMME AMERICAN CEMETERY, BONY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
3
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.21422
Latitude:
49.98437

Location Information

Bony is a village and commune approximately 21 kilometres north of St Quentin, close to the St Quentin Canal.

The Somme American Cemetery is situated 1 kilometre south-west of the village on the Hargicourt road.

The cemetery contains three Commonwealth war graves - 2 Royal Air Force Offices and 1 New Zealand soldier who fell in June-August 1918. The other British graves have been removed to Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile.

Historical Information

It contains 1830 graves, mainly of the American 27th, 30th, 1st, 33rd and 80th Divisions; and is particularly connected with the advance of the 27th and 30th Divisions, with the 3rd and 5th Australian, at the end of September 1918.