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