HAM BRITISH CEMETERY
General Directions: Ham is a small town about 20 kilometres south west of St Quentin at the crossroad of the D930 St Quentin-Roye and the D937 Peronne-Chauny. The British Cemetery is in the village of Muille-Villette. From the town centre of Ham take the D932 in the direction of Noyon. The Cemetery is signposted from this road and is situated on the left hand side.
In January, February and March 1918, the 61st (South Midland) Casualty
Clearing Station was posted at Ham, but on the 23rd March the Germans, in
their advance towards Amiens, crossed the Somme at Ham, and the town
remained in German hands until the French First Army re-entered it on the
following 6th September.
Shot at Dawn:: 17137 Private T. Hogan, 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion on 15/05/1917. Plot I. G. 8.
The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.
Casualty Details: UK 485, Total Burials: 485
Artillery of the German 18th Army passing a horse transport column on a sunken road near Ham on 23 March 1918.
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