MOREUIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 93 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Moreuil is a village in the Department of the Somme, in the valley of the Avre 18 kilometres south-east of Amiens.


Visiting Information

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History Information

The village and Moreuil Wood were the scene of desperate fighting in March and April 1918 in which Commonwealth and French infantry, and the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, took part. The village was lost to the Germans, but was retaken on 8 August by the French XXXI Corps. The extension was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields. The extension contains 189 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 96 of the burials are unidentified but a special memorial commemorates one casualty believed to be buried among them.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

HAILLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 1

HOURGES ORCHARD CEMETERY, DOMART-SUR-LA-LUCE

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 144

ROUVREL COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 1