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HOURGES ORCHARD CEMETERY, DOMART-SUR-LA-LUCE

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 134 Find these casualties
  • Region Somme
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.81323, Longitude: 2.50087

Location information

Domart-sur-la-Luce is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme, in the valley of the Luce, on the road from Amiens to Roye. Hourges is a hamlet on the same road, a little south-east of the village and Hourges Orchard Cemetery is on the south-west side of the road.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.

History information

The neighbourhood saw fighting on 1 April 1918, when the 2nd Cavalry Division (including the Canadian Cavalry Brigade) took "Rifle Wood", and again on 8 August 1918, when the 43rd Canadian Battalion retook the same wood and the Canadian Corps swept forward more than 9 kilometres. Hourges Orchard Cemetery was made in August 1918, although two graves of April 1918 were brought in after the Armistice. The cemetery contains 144 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 11 of the burials are unidentified but a special memorial commemorates one casualty known to be buried among them.