Quarry Cemetery

Quarry Cemetery, Montauban-de-Picardie: Address, Quarry Cemetery Reviews: 5/5

Quarry Cemetery
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Quarry Cemetery now contains 740 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 157 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 19 soldiers buried in Quarry Scottish Cemetery, Green Dump Cemetery and Caterpillar Wood Cemetery No.2, whose graves could not be found
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,304 contributions
One of so many
Apr 2018 • Couples
Another fine cemetery remembering the fallen - another 740 now at peace, long should we remember what they did for us.
Written April 28, 2018
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astra
Miranda, Australia681 contributions
Peaceful
Oct 2016 • Couples
A beautifully kept cemetery where some of my grandfathers mates have their final resting place. So many brave boys are buried here. Lest we forget.
Written October 24, 2016
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Francis C
London, UK82 contributions
We Will Remember Them
Sep 2016 • Solo
We Will Remember Them.
A beautifully kept CWGC Cemetery.
Well worth a visit if you are in the area - in fact - a must see.
Written September 14, 2016
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PeterPost
Windlesham, UK62 contributions
Paying respects
Jul 2016 • Friends
So today, 100 years to the date, my two brothers & I have been on an 8k route march (walk!) to follow, as near as possible, the exact route that the soldiers from the Devon's took from the mustering point in Carnoy to the front line just short of Bazentine Le Petit wood.

This was for so many of them, their final moments. They made their surprise attack on the German front line at around 04.00 on 14th July 2016. They had left Carnoy in the late evening of the 13th and at about 02.00 they had silently moved forward across the first 200 to 300 yards of No Mans Land, laid down some 100 to 200 yards short of the German line for 90 or so minutes whilst a heavy gun barrage blasted the German lines and then, finally, the whistles blew!

It is impossible to comprehend just how that must have felt for them. They would have known their likely fate as they would have seen, and indeed some would have participated in, the carnage that was the 1st July, the worst ever day suffered by the British Army.

However, the 14th of July was regarded as a major success, & certainly in comparison with the 1st, it was but nonetheless so many died in a matter of minutes & this included my Great Uncle Victor Jubilee Lewis. From historic records we have been able to very accurately identify the place where he 'fell' in the woods and was buried until subsequently exhumed and reinterred in his final resting place, Quarry Cemetery about 1000 yards back, in 1919 some three years later.

We left a small token cross in the woods & another at his headstone in Quarry, to say he is not forgotten and nor are his many thousands of compatriots to whom we owe our freedom.
Written July 16, 2016
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