HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 98 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Hancourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, 12 kilometres east of Peronne. From Peronne take the D44 towards St. Quentin. Travel approximately 4 kilometres then turn left on to the D194 to Cartigny. Go through the village of Cartigny towards Hancourt on the D194. In the centre of Hancourt turn right and at the end of the road turn left, when the cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road.


Visiting Information

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History Information

Hancourt was captured by the Australian Corps in the middle of September 1918. The British Cemetery was made by Australian units in September 1918, and these original graves are in Row B, C, and D; but it was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood and from the following cemetery:- ESTREES-EN-CHAUSSEE BRITISH CEMETERY, which was immediately South of Estrees village. It contained the graves of 26 soldiers from the United Kingdom and two from Australia, who fell in September, 1918. The new graves are mainly of March and September 1918. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly one-fifth are unidentified and special memorials are erected to four men of the 7th Northants, believed to be buried among them. The Cemetery covers an area of 586 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

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Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 8

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Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 4

BOUVINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 6