SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, CONTALMAISON

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 213 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Contalmaison is a village in the Department of the Somme, 6 kilometres east-north-east of Albert. The Sunken Road, from which the cemetery is named, is part of the Contalmaison-Pozieres road, and the cemetery lies a little east of the road.


Visiting Information

The rough track which leads from the main road to the cemetery can be inaccessible under bad weather conditions. WHEELCHAIR ACCESS is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

History Information

The Sunken Road Cemetery was made in July-October 1916, during the middle fighting in the Somme offensive. There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and three Australian graves, which cannot be located, are represented by special memorials. The graves of two German soldiers, buried by the enemy at the end of March 1918, have been removed. The cemetery covers an area of 1,106 square metres, without the access road and is enclosed by a low red brick wall.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

2ND CANADIAN CEMETERY, SUNKEN ROAD, CONTALMAISON

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 44

CONTALMAISON CHATEAU CEMETERY

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 289

POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE

Location: France, Somme

Number of casualties: 2767