Guillemont Road Cemetery

Guillemont Road Cemetery

Guillemont Road Cemetery
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Susan Lynch
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Found my mums dad who she never met as she was 4 months old when he was killed.
Nov 2019 • Couples
So excited that we traced my grandfather who is buried here. I Arranged a family trip the following year 2003. We found The cemetery Pristine, peaceful and beautifully maintained. We found his resting place quite quickly thanks to The War Graves Commission, thanks to them we would never have found him as there isn't a shred of information on him. So sad my mum died before we found him. Left some roses on his grave then had a picnic by the cross. I'm sure the sqadiies and officers wouldn't mind. I wanted to stay a while with him.
We stayed in Albert at the Great Western Hotel. Arrived about 9 pm but were refused a beer. Very odd. Albert was closed for the night. Only stayed 1 night. Went to the WW1 museum in Albert well worth a visit. Saw things dug up 'for sale' I e. Money,shoes,binnoculars,belts buckles etc very macabre and sad. Rude woman in cafe wouldn't let me use the loo.She and hers were quite happy to let my grandad die there. Only horrible person in Albert. Go to the bakers and buy the BEST EVER quiche type open leek and cheese pies.OMG
YUMM YUMM. Good trip.
Written November 7, 2019
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Russha
Dorking, UK109 contributions
Remembering ancestors
Apr 2019 • Family
Really lovely setting and very well maintained cemetery. We weren’t sure what to expect but were delighted to finally discover the grave of my husband’s great grandfather who gave his life in the Great War.
Written April 12, 2019
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jkerfoot
Sale, UK20 contributions
An Important and Spiritual Place
May 2018 • Couples
Some of the fiercest fighting on the Somme took place here in these field and woods. This beautifully maintained cemetery has a wonderful, peaceful atmosphere. It contains several notable graves including Prime Minister Asquith's talented son Raymond and 'Bim' Tennant once dubbed the most handsome man in England.
Written May 30, 2018
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,304 contributions
Grandad Remembered
Apr 2018 • Couples
Having researched the history of my Grandad he was sent here early in the war, he was a lucky one and his Battalion was move on, and he survived the War. It is a large cemetery containing 2263 burials with 1500 unnamed. Very Sad.
Written April 28, 2018
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c n
Birmingham, UK205 contributions
A place for quiet thought.
Sep 2017
Guillemont Road has some interesting features . As was usual after an action with many losses and no movement of the line all the dead were buried nearby and wooden crosses placed with their service number to mark each grave. The stonework and architecture of all CWG places is harmonious and sombre, respectful not triumphal. Taking the trouble to read each stone is a way I think of bringing this person's memory alive for a few moments and paying respect for their sacrifice.
Written December 26, 2017
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Julie A
Winchester, UK915 contributions
An awe inspiring visit
Apr 2017
This was the first of the battle site cemeteries that we visited in northern France, and we were struck by the perfect appearance of the site - so beautifully kept with very appropriate planting of small shrubs and plants. If one needs to find a particular grave, it is easy to do so as all the rows are lettered and numbered.
Written May 7, 2017
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Fi S
London, UK439 contributions
Right in the Middle of the Somme Offensive
Apr 2016 • Friends
This cemetery was the location of fierce fighting from the July-September period of the Somme Offensive in 1916. The ground was subsequently lost to the Germans in March 1918, before being retaken in summer 1918. The burials reflect this history, with over 2,200 graves within, including Lt Raymond Asquith and Captain Herbert Asquith, both sons of the British Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith. Good views across to Delville Wood.
Written April 3, 2016
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