In memoriam

St Riquier British Cemetery



St Riquier British Cemetery, Somme, France, was made by the 49th and Lucknow Casualty Clearing Stations in April to October 1918. After the Armistice it was enlarged when 11 graves were brought in from a plot outside the cemetery, and 29 from Fressenville Military Cemetery, made by the Lucknow Casualty Clearing Station from 1916 to 1918. The cemetery now contains 84 First World War burials and 20 from the Second World War, most of the latter dating from May and June 1940.

One man of the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron, Private John M. Darragh, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.




Image 1 kindly provided by Alec Weir. Image 2 kindly provided by Simon Godly, via his First World War website at Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission