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PIGEON RAVINE CEMETERY, EPEHY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 122 Find these casualties
  • Region Somme
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.01865, Longitude: 3.16742

Location information

Epehy is a village situated approximately 21 kilometres north-east of Peronne. Pigeon Ravine Cemetery lies approximately 3 kilometres north-east of the village and north of the road to Honnecourt.

Visiting information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

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History information

Epehy was captured at the beginning of April 1917; lost on the 22nd March 1918; and retaken (in the Battle of Epehy) on the following 18th September by the 12th (Eastern) Division. Pigeon Ravine Cemetery is on the South side of a shallow valley running East and West which was the scene of a mounted charge by the 2nd Lancers on the 1st December 1917. The cemetery was made by the 33rd Division Burial Officer at the beginning of October 1918. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 20 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two soldiers from the United Kingdom known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery covers an area of 514 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.