VILLE-SUR-ANCRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 27 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.95934
Longitude: 2.60834

Location Information

Ville-sur-Ancre is a village in the Department of the Somme, 7 Kms south-west of Albert and 2 Kms north of Morlancourt. The Communal Cemetery is on the road to Treux and the Extension adjoins the south end of it.


Visiting Information

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History Information

In 1916 the village of Ville-sur-Ancre was used occasionally by field ambulances. It was captured by the Germans at the end of April 1918, and retaken by the 2nd Australian Division on 19 May. The communal cemetery was used for burials during 1916. The extension was begun in August 1918 by the 12th Division Burial Officer, and after the Armistice graves were brought in from the battlefields of the Somme and the Ancre. The EXTENSION contains 106 First World War burials, 54 of them unidentified. The COMMUNAL CEMETERY contains 24 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and one French grave. There are also four Second World War burials, one of which is unidentified.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

VILLE-SUR-ANCRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 106

MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 56

MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.1

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 75