THIEPVAL ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY
- Country France
- Total identified casualties 61 Find these casualties
- Region Somme
- Casualties from First World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.05115, Longitude: 2.68793
This cemetery is behind the Thiepval Memorial, just off the D151, close to the main crossroads with the D73 in the village of Thiepval. The D73 runs from Poizieres on the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929) to the D50 close to Beaumont-Hamel. Please note to access this site you should follow Rue de L'Ancre from Thiepval village. You should not attempt to enter this site by any other route. Thank you.
Visitors should note that the location and design of this site makes access for people with limited mobility difficult and people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters may require some help to reach the cemetery and the memorial.
The Thiepval Memorial, the Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, bears the names of more than 72,000 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died in the Somme sector before 20 March 1918, and whose graves are not known. In the winter of 1931-32, it was decided that a small mixed cemetery be made at the memorial's foot to represent the loss of both the French and Commonwealth nations.
Of the 300 Commonwealth burials in the cemetery, 239 are unidentified. The bodies were found in December 1931 and January-March 1932, some as far north as Loos and as far south as Le Quesnel, but the majority came from the Somme battlefields of July-November 1916. Of the 300 French dead, 253 are unidentified.