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Very moving small cemetery tucked away in a beautiful setting behind trees. We visited in the late... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vicky P
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Grantham, United Kingdom
A hidden and unbearably sad gem

After they were mown down by a single German machine gun post as they attacked, the decision was... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Nicholas H
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London, United Kingdom
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Devonshire Cemetery contains 163 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, ten of which are unidentified.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Mametz Nr Albert, Mametz, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very moving small cemetery tucked away in a beautiful setting behind trees. We visited in the late afternoon when the light was wonderful

Thank Vicky P
Reviewed May 28, 2018

After they were mown down by a single German machine gun post as they attacked, the decision was taken to bury the Devonshire Regiment's dead in their original trench. This has created a small, simple and emotionally overwhelming cemetery. The headstone at the entrance says...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We’d come across this cemetery quite by chance having come the back way from Fricourt heading for Mametz. As usual: quiet, well-looked after and commanding a view up the vally to the hills beyond. Yet another humbling tribute to the fallen on that first day...More

Thank Gordon R S
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Another humbling and peaceful resting place for those of the Devonshire regiment - the plaque explains the comradeship of the fellow soldiers who laid the fallen to rest.

Thank Howlo
Reviewed November 28, 2017

a cemetery like many others, but you can find information of the battle they died in and a Lt Nick Hodgson, which gives a much more personal touch to your battlefield tour. From the corner of the entrance road, you can see no mans land...More

Thank AdamM422
Reviewed October 30, 2016

The inscription says it all really "The Devonshires held this trench, the Devonshires hold it still". Poignant and moving - it makes you think of their sacrifice and puts our troubles into some context.

Thank Gwespyr
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Set behind some trees and hidden from the road the Devonshire cemetery is fairly small in comparison to others. It is on the site of an old communication trench. Immaculately kept with a monument outside the main gate. Worth a visit.

Thank LordCapel
Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is a very interesting cemetery as it has Captain Martin and the poet Hodgson buried in it. The Devonshires had modelled the terrain so new a machine gun on their flank would cause problems. they still attacked and it shot many of them down.

Thank terry4800
Reviewed April 9, 2016

We visited this cemetery as we were in the area and I originally hailed form Dorset, next-door to Devon. The cemetery contain the bodies of 163 men of the Devonshire Regiment who defended this spot on 1st July 1916 (the first day of the Battle...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Stumbled across this tiny cemetery and stopped to investigate the name. The 163 (of 166) headstones all bear the cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment, and their 1 July 1916 death date showed this to be the front line trench from which this unit commenced...More

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