The church of Hébuterne
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Jean-Luc Tabary|
|Area1||11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62422 /62111|
|Elevation||114–156 m (374–512 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
A farming village situated 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Arras, at the junction of the D27 and the D28 roads.
First World War
For most of the First World War, Hébuterne was in the front line of the Western Front and occupied by the Allied Forces entrenched on the eastern side of the village facing the Imperial German Army 800 yards beyond occupying the village of Gommecourt. In mid-summer 1916, the 56th (London) Division of the British Army carried out an attack from Hébuterne in an attempt to capture Gommecourt as a part of the Battle of the Somme offensive, which failed with severe losses.
By the war's end the village was a complete wreck due to the violence to which it had been subject during its front line career and it had to be completely re-built in the 1920s.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of St Vaast, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after the First World War.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
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