Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
ff
Location
Region : Auchonvillers, Somme, France
Latitude : 50.080805
Lontitude : 2.627207
CWGC Link : 7000
Auchonvillers is approximately 20 Kms south of Arras. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre-les-Puisieux. On leaving Serre-les-Puisieux, 3 Kms further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre follow the CWGC signs for Auchonvillers Military Cemetery which is on the outskirts of the village on the right hand side.

View Full Screen in Google Maps
Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Pte. Cander, Robert 21869 Royal Dublin Fusiliers 01/07/1916 Grave 2-A-4
Cemetery History
From the outbreak of the war to the summer of 1915, this part of the front was held by French troops, who began the military cemetery in June 1915.
It continued to be used by Commonwealth field ambulances and fighting units, but burials practically ceased with the German withdrawal in February 1917.
After the Armistice, 15 of the graves (Plot II, Row M, Graves 4-18) were brought in from scattered positions east of the cemetery
The cemetery now contains 528 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the French graves having been removed to other burial grounds. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield