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A surprising and peaceful place to see the names and graves of those lost, many thousands... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
casbrown
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Memorable Visit

I became interested in visiting this cemetery after seeing some excellent drone footage on You... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
John16752024
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There are now 3,440 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2,480 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 24 casualties believed to be buried among them. Other special...more
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

A surprising and peaceful place to see the names and graves of those lost, many thousands remembered here, well worth checking on the CWGC site fr further details.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

I became interested in visiting this cemetery after seeing some excellent drone footage on You Tube. The cemetery was most impressive to visit in person as I walked among the graves of soldiers from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, many of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Beautiful setting and as always immaculate grounds .Only as you climb the entrance steps do you realise how many headstones there are.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

And opposite where we stayed at No.56. The last time we were up there, we came across two unexploded ‘pineapple’ hand grenades that the farmer had left on the steps (he’d been ploughing). I suggested to my wife ... but thought about the headlines the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

3440 are remembered at this Cemetery - of that figure 2480 are unknown!! How awful, but all are now lying in piece - moving place.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Whilst visiting the local area i spotted this site easy to reach and worth a visit the local area is literally dotted with sites to the fallen and they make you realise the vast numbers lost -peaceful place and as all the grave sites i...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

A beautifully peaceful and fitting location for all those buried here including a grave from a victim found at Lochnagar Crater in recent years.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gill G
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This cemetery is one I've wanted to visit for many years but never found the time until this visit to the Somme. The cemetery overlooks Mash Valley and is immaculate as are al CWGC cemeteries. Their are many 1st July casualties buried in the cemetery,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a very large cemetery full of gravestones of WW1 but of the 3439 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 2 479 of the burials are unidentified. This means that although they had bodies or parts of the dead they could not...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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