Hawthorn Ridge No. 2 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Beaumont-Hamel terre neuvien Tombes.JPG
Used for those deceased 1914–1918
Established 1917
Location 50°4′41″N 2°38′53″E / 50.07806°N 2.64806°E / 50.07806; 2.64806Coordinates: 50°4′41″N 2°38′53″E / 50.07806°N 2.64806°E / 50.07806; 2.64806
near Beaumont-Hamel, France
Total burials 214
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source:

Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2 is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of World War I situated on the grounds of the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial near the French town of Beaumont-Hamel.

Layout and history[edit]

Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2 is 460 metres south of Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 1. It was created by the V Corps, originally named V Corps Cemetery No. 12 in the spring of 1917. An additional seven isolated graves were brought into the cemetery following the Armistice. There are now over 200 First World War casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 50 are unidentified. The great majority of those located in the cemetery fell on 1 July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The cemetery covers an area of 1,019 square metres and it is enclosed by a low stone rubble wall.

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