NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais
General Directions: Neuville-Bourjonval is a village 14 kilometres east of Bapaume and 4 kilometres south-east of Belincourt. The Cemetery is near the east side of the village and 173 metres from the east side of the by-road to Hermies.
Neuville-Bourjonval village was taken on the 28th-29th March 1917, by
the 12th King's Liverpool Regiment, lost on the 22nd March 1918, and retaken
on the following 4th and 5th September by the 42nd (East Lancashire)
Shot at Dawn: 12609 Private Private George Hanna, 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, executed for desertion 06/11/1917, aged 26. Row E. 16. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hanna.
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 209, New Zealand 5, Total Burials: 214