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Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 3 kilometres further along the D919, turn left following the signs for Auchonvillers. At the crossroads in the village centre follow the signs for 'Newfoundland Park, Beaumont Hamel'.

A CWGC signpost leading to Hawthorn Ridge No.1 Cemetery can be found 300 metres before Newfoundland Park.

Access to this cemetery is by unmade, single track road. There is no turning point Weather conditions can often render this track impassable for cars. Please do not proceed beyond the hardened surface

Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No.1 was made by the V Corps, who cleared the Ancre battlefields in the spring of 1917, as V Corps Cemetery No.9.

There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly half are unidentified. Almost all fell on the 1st July or the 13th November 1916; a few in June and July 1918.

The cemetery covers an area of 432 square metres is enclosed by a stone rubble wall.

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









The explosion on the Hawthorn Ridge close to where this cemetery now stands, 1st July 1916.