Nord-Pas de Calais - Créateurs d'horizons

Warlencourt British Cemetery

Military cemetery (WARLENCOURT-EAUCOURT)

The ten metre high Butte de Warlencourt, an ancient Gallo-Roman tumulus, was a fortified German observation post during the Great War and British Forces expended much energy trying to take it during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. In February 1917 the Germans abandoned the hill in their withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. Today a memorial erected by the Western Front Association pays tribute to the soldiers who died there, many of whom were buried in nearby Warlencourt British Cemetery.