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Pozieres British Cemetery and Memorial



Pozieres British Cemetery and Memorial, Somme, France. There are 2,760 Commonwealth servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. Some 1,380 are unidentified but there are special memorials to 23 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery is enclosed by the Pozieres Memorial, which commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918.

Fifteen men of the North Irish Horse are commemorated here: Captain Archibald McLay, Second Lieutenants R. V. Lyons and A. Moore, Lance Corporal W. Govan, Riflemen C. C. H. Barr and T. Johnston, and Privates W. Biggart, T. Cartmill, A. S. Crawford, J. Forbes, T. Lyons, J. Moon, D.H. Ransom, T.E. Cundy and T. Sittlington. The location of their names on the memorial is shown on the CWGC cemetery and memorial plan on this page.


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Images 2, 3 and 4 Copyright © Phillip Tardif with all rights reserved as set out in this Use of Material policy. Image 1 kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org. Information and memorial plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.