SUZANNE MILITARY CEMETERY No.3

Suzanne

Somme

France

 

General DirectionsSuzanne is a village in the Department of the Somme on the right bank of the Somme River, about 13 kilometres south-east of Albert. Suzanne Military Cemetery No. 3 is north of the village near the east of the road to Maricourt.

The village of Suzanne was taken over by British troops in the summer of 1915, lost in March, 1918, and recaptured by the 3rd Australian Division on the following 26th August. Suzanne Military Cemetery No. 3 was originally a French Cemetery (Cimetiere Mixte No. 3 de Suzanne); but after the Armistice the British graves were concentrated into it from the battlefields North of the Somme, and the French graves were removed. There are now 139 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. Of these, 42 are unidentified. There is also 1 German burial here. The cemetery covers area of 925 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Shot at Dawn: 6778 Private, Frederick Wright, 1st Bn. Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), executed for desertion, 28/01/1917. Plot I. C. 7. Son of Mrs. Ellen Wright, of 249, East Street, Old Kent Road, London.

Shot at Dawn: 1763 Private, Benjamin Albert Hart, 1st/4th Bn. Suffolk Regiment executed for desertion, 06/02/1917, aged 22. Plot I. C. 10. Son of Charles and Emma Hart, of 101, Fore St., Ipswich.

Shot at Dawn: 3/10390 Private Frederick Stead, 2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), executed for desertion, 12/02/1917, aged 20. Plot II. C. 1.

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 102, Canada 8, Australia 28, Germany 1, Total Burials: 139

 

76145 Gunner

Sidney John Keatley

128th Bty. 127th Bde.

Royal Field Artillery

17/02/1917, aged 22.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Keatley, of 11, Kirkcowan Terrace, The Leys, Tamworth.

Plot II. C. 4.

 

 

 

 

 

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