SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY
General Directions: Colincamps is a village about 16 kilometres north of Albert. Sucrerie Military Cemetery is about 3 kilometres south-east of the village on the north side of the road from Mailly-Maillet to Puisieux.
The cemetery was begun by French troops in the early summer of 1915, and extended to the West by British units from July in that year until, with intervals, December, 1918. It was called at first the 10th Brigade Cemetery. Until the German retreat in March, 1917, it was rather more than a 1.6 kilometres from the front line; and from the end of March, 1918, (when the New Zealand Division was engaged in fighting at the Sucrerie) to the following August it was under fire. The 285 French and twelve German graves were removed to other cemeteries after the Armistice, and in consequence there are gaps in the lettering of the Rows.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Shot at Dawn: Rifleman J. Crozier, 9th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion 27/02/1916, plot 1. A. 5.
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 965, Canada 13, Australia 29, New Zealand 65, South Africa 32, Total Burials: 1104
Alexander Burnett Kemp
"Z" Coy. 2nd Trench Mortar Bn.
Royal Field Artillery
07/09/1916, aged 28
Husband of Lilly Kemp, father of Lilly, Alex and Janet Kemp.
A Tailor by trade.
Plot I. I. 35
18th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
20/04/1916, aged 36.
Son of William and Elizabeth Sutton, of Darlington; husband of Mary Hannah Sutton, of 86, Westmoreland St., Darlington.
Plot III. I. 3.
Pictures courtesy of Great grandson, Peter Sutton.
TZ/3265 Able Seaman
"Anson" Bn. 63rd Royal Naval Division
28/09/1918, aged 26.
George had worked as a coal-trimmer at Lambton Coal Staiths in Sunderland before enlisting in 1915. He had served at Gallipoli before the Western Front.
Picture courtesy of great nephew, Chris Spedding
18th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales's Own)
19/05/1916, aged 28.
Son of Prof. John James and Mrs. W. Ure Hummel, of Leeds.
Plot I. J. 70.
Picture courtesy of Dr. Peter C. Lind