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Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2

Military cemetery (HEBUTERNE)

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  • Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2
    route de Bucquoy
    62111 HEBUTERNE

In October 1914, during the belligerents' Race to the Sea, the German Army took Gommecourt to form a salient in Allied lines. On 1 July 1916, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 46th (North Midland) Division and the 56th (London) Division attacked the salient without success, the Germans holding on until February 1917. Extended after the Armistice, Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2 contains the graves of 1,357 soldiers most of whom fell on that tragic day in 1916.