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Bulls Road Cemetery

Written by Mike

Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers was begun on September 19, 1916 and was used by fighting units (mainly Australian) until March 1917.  These 154 burials now form Plot I.

The rest of the cemetery consists of graves (mainly September 1916 or August 1918) brought in after the Armistice from the fields between Flers and Longueval.  

Bulls Road Cemetery contains a total of 772 graves of which 298 are unknown.  These comprise:

  • United Kingdom – 494 graves of which 259 unknown
  • Australia – 155 graves
  • New Zealand – 121 of which 37 unknown
  • Unknown – 2 of which 2 unknown
  • Total 772 of which 298 unknown

Special memorials are erected to eight soldiers from Australia, five from the United Kingdom and two from New Zealand thought to be buried among them.

Captain John Donald Kay Strang

The grave of Captain John Donald Kay Strang, twice Mentioned in Despatches, of the 3rd Battalion New Zealand Rifle Brigade.  He was killed in action on September 15, 1916 aged 22.  He was the son of John and Jessie Strang of Glenside, Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.  (III H13)

Regimental Sergeant Major PAS Kesby

The grave of Regimental Sergeant Major PAS Kesby, Mentioned in Despatches, of the 1st battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.  He died October 25, 1916 aged 36.  He was the husband of Maude G Kesby of 85 Ordnance Street, Chatham.  (I C13)

Captain Robert Oliver Brydon

The grave of Captain Robert Oliver Brydon, Mentioned in Despatches, of the 2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade.  He was killed on September 16, 1916 aged 26.  He was the son of Robert and Sarah Oliver of Dargaville, New Zealand.  (II F27)

Location

Bulls Road Cemetery is located a little east of Flers on the minor road to Lesboeufs.

 

Mike

Mike

Mike McCormac has been a photographer since about ten years old.  He's a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and splits his time between living in Olney in the United Kingdom and a village in the hills near Paphos in Cyprus.

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