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Noyon New British Cemetery

 

Noyon

 

Noyon New British Cemetery, Oise, France. Noyon French National and New British Cemeteries are side by side, on the hill north of the town of Noyon. The former was made in 1919, and contains the graves of 1,721 French soldiers, of whom 693 are unidentified. Noyon New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from other burial grounds and from the battlefields. There are now over 250 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 100 are unidentified and 108 other identified collectively but not individually, are marked by headstones superscribed: "Buried near this spot". The date of death in every case is in 1918.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private Frank Tate, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.

 

Noyon 2

 

Noyon 2

 

Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Image 1 kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org. Image 2 kindly provided by Mick McCann, through his British War Graves website www.britishwargraves.co.uk.