HAWTHORN RIDGE CEMETERY NO.1

 

Auchonvillers

 

Somme

 

 France

 

 

General Directions: Using the D919 from Arras-Amiens, it is necessary to drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux and then Serre Les Puisieux which lies around 20km south of Arras, a further 3km after this village is a left turn signed for Auchonvillers, take this road and at the crossroads in the village follow signs for the 'Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hamel'. The cemetery is located 300m before the Memorial Park and is signposted from the road.

 

Originally made by V Corps in 1917 when they cleared the Ancre battlefield, the cemetery was originally titled V Corps Cemetery No9. Most of the burials date from July and November 1916 although there are some that date from 1918.

 

 

 

Casualty Details: UK 152, Newfoundland 1, Total burials: 153

 

L/12998 Serjeant

Frederick William Killick

2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers

01/07/1916, aged 30.

Son of Henry Walter and Annie Killick. Husband of Blanche May Killick. Father of Rosalie May Killick.

Row A. 43.

 

Picture courtesy of Brian Roote

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