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Cemetery Details

Location Bellicourt, Aisne, France
Co‑ordinates N49.96128, E3.22899
Description

General Directions: Bellicourt is a village 13 kilometres north of St. Quentin and 28 kilometres south of Cambrai on the N44 road which connects the two cities. The Cemetery is signposted at the junction of the D331 and N44 and is 100 metres from the main road along the D331 in the direction of Peronne.
The Canal de St. Quentin passes under the village of Bellicourt in a tunnel five kilometres long, built under the orders of Napoleon I. The Hindenburg Line ran west of the village, and the barges in the tunnel were used to shelter German reserves. About five kilometres south of Bellicourt, where the canal is open, is the village of Bellenglise, where another great tunnel or dug-out was made by the Germans. On 29 September - 2 October 1918, the Battle of the St. Quentin Canal was fought. The 46th (North Midland) Division stormed the Hindenburg Line at Bellenglise and captured 4,000 prisoners and 70 guns. The 30th United States Division captured Bellicourt and Nauroy, which were cleared by the 5th Australian Division. The North Midland and Australian dead of this engagement fill most of the graves in Bellicourt British Cemetery. The cemetery was made after the battle, when 73 dead were buried in what is now Plot I. It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice, when graves were brought from smaller cemeteries and from the surrounding battlefields.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Henry Holden & William Harrison Cowlishaw

Source: http://www.ww1cemeteries.com (www.ww1cemeteries.com)

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HEYER, William

Service number 4399
Private
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jul 1893

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BUTCHER, Arthur John

Service number 1051
Sergeant
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

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GRIFFITHS, John Edward

Service number 19790
Gunner
8th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1891

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DURKIN, John

Service number 73
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1887

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DAVISON (DAVIDSON), Eric Douglas

Service number 2910
Sergeant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jun 1892

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TENCH, George Thomas Kellett

Service number Officer
Lieutenant
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Mar 1881

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BUSH, George William Ham

Service number 3105
Private
55th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jan 1889

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BROWNING, Bernard Manning

Service number 7392
Private
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jan 1888

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