NOREUIL AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 219 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Noreuil is a village approximately 10 kilometres north-east of Bapaume. From Bapaume take the N30 in the direction of Cambrai. After passing through the village of Beugny, continue for approximately 1 kilometre. Turn left onto the D18 in the direction of Croisilles. Continue on the D18 until Lagnicourt-Marcel, then turn left onto the D5. Noreuil is 2.9 kilometres further on. Once into the village continue for 400 metres, then turn left at the CWGC signpost. Noreuil Australian Cemetery is 300 metres down this road.


Visiting Information

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History Information

Noreuil was the scene of a fierce engagement between Australian troops and the Germans on 15 April 1917. The Australian Cemetery was started at the beginning of April 1917 and used until the following December. Four further burials were made in September 1918. Noreuil Australian Cemetery contains 244 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 28 of the burials are unidentified and 83 graves destroyed by shell fire are represented by special memorials. These 83 are almost all of the 50th Australian Infantry Battalion.

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