Back to search results

LONGUEAU BRITISH CEMETERY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 193 Find these casualties
  • Region Somme
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.86954, Longitude: 2.35948

Location information

The town of Longueau is situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Amiens and the British Cemetery is on the eastern side of the town. Leave the Amiens orbital bypass at Junction 34 towards Longueau on the N29. The cemetery is located on the left hand side of this road approximately 1 mile after leaving the bypass.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access to this site is possible, but maybe by an alternative entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries dept. on 01628 634221.

Download Cemetery Plan

History information

Longueau British Cemetery was begun in April 1918, when the Allied line was re-established before Amiens; it was used by fighting units and field ambulances until the following August. Plot IV was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and the following smaller cemeteries:-

BLANGY-TRONVILLE FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY and COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. These were really one cemetery, on the North side of Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery. They contained 84 French graves (now removed to Montdidier French National Cemetery) and those of nine soldiers from Australia and five from the United Kingdom, who fell, for the most part, in July 1918.

COTTENCHY CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, which contained the graves of 555 French soldiers, three German prisoners, one soldier and two airmen from the United Kingdom and one airman from Canada.

Longueau British Cemetery contains 204 First World War burials, 14 of which are unidentified. Two Second World War airmen are also buried in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.