In memoriam

Hautmont Communal Cemetery



Hautmont Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Hautmont was captured by the Germans in the early days of the First World War, and it remained in their hands until retaken on 8 November 1918. The communal cemetery was used by the German troops for the burial of their dead, and the Allied prisoners who died in the local German hospitals were buried there. A war plot was formed outside the south-east part of the cemetery, which was later extended to enclose it. Hautmont Communal Cemetery contains 246 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Seven of the burials are unidentified. The cemetery also contains 156 war graves of other nationalities, most of them French and Russian.

Two men of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, Privates George Morrison and John Nicholl, are buried here. The location of their graves is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.





Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Images kindly provided by: Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, (image 1); Pierre Vandervelden from his website (image 2); and Pieter van Elteren from his traces of a war website (image 3).