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Bertenacre Military Cemetery




Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Fletre, France, was made by French troops (as the Cemetery "du Calvaire de Bertenacre", from the crucifix on the main road), and used in July-September 1918, after the Battles of the Lys, by the 36th (Ulster) Division. After the Armistice the 115 French and two German graves were removed, and British graves were brought in from the Royal West Surrey Cemetery, Fletre. There are now nearly 150 1914-18 and over 30 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. One grave from the 1914-18 War, destroyed by shell fire, is represented by a special memorial.

Three men of the North Irish Horse, Private R. G. D. Montgomery, Private J. E. Riddell and Private S. W. Speers, are buried here. The location of their graves is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.

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