MONTIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION

Montigny

Somme

France

 

General Directions: Montigny (or Montigny-sur-l'Hallue) is a village on the D919 Amiens (15 kilometres) to Contay (3.5 kilometres) road, then the D78 to Montigny (1 kilometre). Continue for a further 100 metres along the Rue de La Brassierie and then turn left, the cemetery will be found a further 100 metres on.

The communal cemetery was used by the 47th (London) and 58th (London) Divisions from May to August 1918. It contains 56 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, three of which are unidentified. Montigny Communal Cemetery Extension contains 19 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and three German war graves.

Shot at Dawn: 39463 Private John Swain, 5th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 11/08/1918, row A. 21. (Ext)

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 56, Total Burials: 56

The small extension

 

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