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LONGPRE-LES-CORPS SAINTS BRITISH CEMETERY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 78 Find these casualties
  • Region Somme
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.0073, Longitude: 1.99705

Location information

Longpre-les-Corps Saints is a village on the main straight road from Abbeville to Amiens (D3). Longpre-les-Corps Saints British Cemetery is situated approximately 1 kilometre south of the village.

Visiting information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access very difficult. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on enquiries@cwgc.org or 01628 507200.

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History information

In April 1918, at the turning-point of the German offensive towards Amiens, the 12th and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Longpre and opened a cemetery close to the station, afterwards known as Longpre British Cemetery No 1. When it was closed before the end of the month, it contained 35 graves and the present cemetery, then known as Longpre British Cemetery No.2, was begun about 800 metres south of the village.

In May, this cemetery was also closed and in 1919, the graves from Longpre British Cemetery No.1 were brought into it to form rows C and D.

The cemetery now contains 78 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.