Picquigny Communal Cemetery
Somme, France

Pictures courtesy of Barry Cuttell


Picquigny is a village in the Department of the Somme, situated on the banks of the River Somme, north-east of Amiens.  From Amiens take the N235 towards Picquigny.  Once in the village, take the D936 towards Airaines.  On the outskirts of the village is a château on the left hand side of the road, and the Communal Cemetery is opposite this château. The ten Commonwealth burials in the communal cemetery were made between December 1915 and June 1917, when Picquigny was on the lines of communication for French and Commonwealth forces.  The German advance of March 1918 brought casualty clearing stations to the village and the nearby British cemetery was opened in April.

No of identified casualties: 10


Burial details:


Cpl. John BETTS, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) 24th July 1917, aged 25. Son of Alfred and Annie Betts of Stamford, Lincs.

Pte. Harold BROADBENT, Army Service Corps. 7th April 1916.

Pte. J. J. FROST, Border Regt. 25th Dec. 1915, aged 34. Husband of Mrs. Frost of 316 Beaufort Street, Liverpool

Cpl. Joseph Thomas FULLER. Northumberland Hussars. 23rd May 1916, aged 32. Husband of Frances R. Fuller of 11 Front Street, Twizell, Beamish, Co. Durham

Pte. R. GIBB. Cameron Higlanders. 29th July 1916

Dvr. Herbert Thomas MUNNS, Royal Horse Artillery. 23rd Jan. 1916, aged 19. Son of John and Jane Munns of Wellingborough, Northants.

Pte. Albert NEGUS. Middlesex Regt. 22nd Dec. 1916, aged 33. Son of John and Martha Negus of Waltham Cross, Herts.

Cpl. John Ewart PATTERSON. Royal Engineers. 3rd June 1916

Pte. J. SHELLEY. Worcestershire Regt. 6th July 1917, aged 31. Husband of K. E. Shelley of 18 Tame Road, Witton, Birmingham

Pte. Herbert Walter WABY, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) 24th July 1917, aged 38





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