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MORLANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 54 Find these casualties
  • Region Somme
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.95314, Longitude: 2.62186

Location information

Morlancourt is a village approximately 6.5 kilometres south of Albert. Morlancourt British Cemetery No.2 is on the north-west side of the village, near the road to Ville-sur-Ancre.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access to this site with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

The register is available in the Mairie on Friday from 18.00 to 19.30

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History information

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. 2 (for some years called Morlancourt British Cemetery) was made in August 1918.

The cemetery contains 56 First World War burials, two of them unidentified.