Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Location
Region : Authuile, Somme, France
Latitude : 50.040605
Lontitude : 2.665648
CWGC Link : CWGC
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Portrait Pte. McMullan, John 17808 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Memorial A-2
2 Pte. Moore, Henderson 24273 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 10/03/1916 Grave C-42
3 Portrait Portrait Pte. Sands, Robert 13890 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Grave D-45
4 Portrait Portrait Pte. Woodburn, Thomas 7980 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 12/02/1916 Grave A-33
Cemetery History
The village was held by British troops from the summer of 1915 to March, 1918, when it was captured in the German Offensive on the Somme; it was ruined by shell fire even before that date.
The Military Cemetery was used by Field Ambulances and fighting units from August, 1915 to December, 1916, and in 1917 and 1918 by Indian Labour Companies.
There are now over 450, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 40 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 18 soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them.
The graves of two other German soldiers have been removed.
The cemetery covers an area of 2,650 square metres and is enclosed by a low concrete curb. The cemetery was named as Authuile Military Cemetery at the time of creation and C.W.G.C. maintain this as the historic name of the cemetery.