Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Etricourt was occupied by Commonwealth troops at the beginning of April 1917 during the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. It was lost on the 23 March 1918 when the Germans advanced, but regained at the beginning of September. The cemetery was begun in 1917 and used until March 1918, mainly by the 21st and 48th Casualty Clearing Stations posted at Ytres, and to a small extent by the Germans, who knew it as "Etricourt Old English Cemetery". Burials were resumed by Commonwealth troops in September 1918 and the 3rd Canadian and 18th Casualty Clearing Stations buried in it in October and November 1918. The cemetery contains 1,838 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 21 of the burials are unidentified and nine Commonwealth graves made by the Germans which cannot now be found are represented by special memorials. The cemetery also contains 198 German war burials and the graves of ten French civilians. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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    Born 1884

    Died 1917

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    Born 1890

    Died 1917

    British Army 14391 Private Grenadier Guards 3rd Battalion

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    Born 1892

    Died 1917

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    Born 1882

    Died 1917

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    Born 1888

    Died 1917

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