MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.1
- Country France
- Total identified casualties 71 Find these casualties
- Region Somme
- Casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.95022, Longitude: 2.62313
"Unfortunately, Morlancourt British Cemetery No. 1 suffered some damage due to recent flooding. The affected areas will be resewn over the summer period.
Please note that the register box at this cemetery also suffered some damage. A replacement has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience."
Morlancourt is a village approximately 6.5 kilometres south of Albert. Morlancourt British Cemetery No.1 (called for some years Morlancourt Military Cemetery) is on the west side of the village, near the road to Ville-sur-Ancre.
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.
The village of Morlancourt was a quiet place used by field ambulances in 1916, but at the end of March 1918, it was captured by the Germans. Local operations in May and June brought the Allied line nearer to it, but the village remained in German hands until 9 August, when it was taken by the 1/1st Cambridgeshire Regiment and tanks.
Morlancourt British Cemetery No. 1 was made by field ambulances in June and July 1916. One grave of September 1915 was brought in from Morlancourt Communal Cemetery in 1926.
The cemetery now contains 75 First World War burials, four of them unidentified.