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Passions and Projects

The 41st Division Memorial at Flers takes the form of a bronze statue of a ‘Tommy’ looking down the main street at Flers, the direction in which the Division attacked on September 15, 1916.  

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.  

The village of Flers is notable in that it was the scene of the first ever action involving the great British secret weapon - tanks.

Tanks had been under development for some time with a plan to deploy them for the first time in January 1917.  Despite considerable advice to the contrary Haig decided to press them into use at the earliest opportunity.  This action has been described as a desperate attempt to gain some victory to offset Haig’s earlier and many failures.

Flers was captured on September 15, 1916 in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.  The village was entered by the New Zealand and 41st Divisions, following the newly revealed tanks.  The village was overrun again by the Germans in March 1918, and recaptured by the Allies at the end of the following August.

The Newfoundland Memorial takes the form of a bronze caribou, the emblem of Newfoundland.  It is one of five similar memorials along the line of the Western Front.

It is positioned to look towards the site of the German lines, and stands above the site of a strong point within a curve of trenches and a machine-gun post.  The area was finally secured on October 12, 1916 by the Newfoundlanders.  

Ligny-Thilloy was captured in March 1917 and Beaulencourt was occupied later in the same month.  Both were lost at time of the German advance of March 24-25, 1918 and recovered after severe fighting at the end of August.

Thilloy Road Cemetery was begun by the 53rd Field Ambulance early in September 1918 and used during the latter part of the month and the early part of October by the 3rd, 4th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations.  Strictly speaking, that makes the cemetery out of the scope of the Battle of the Somme, but it is included because it is in the same area.

Beaulencourt British Cemetery was made originally by the 3rd, 4th, 43rd and 58th Casualty Clearing Stations which were posted in Beaulencourt at different periods after the middle of September 1918.  The burials from these hospitals are in Plot I, Rows A to D.

Beaulencourt British Cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of 571 graves from the neighbouring battlefields and from certain other cemeteries.  

Guedecourt

Written by Mike

The village of Guedecourt is situated 15km northeast of Albert, roughly 5km south of Bapaume, to the west of the A1 autoroute.

This map covers the area of Morval, Ginchy, Guillemont and Combles.  It is an extract from the IGN Map 2408E.  It covers the area of the furthest advance east by the Allied forces.

This map covers the area of Guedecourt, Flers and Lesboeufs.  It is an extract from the IGN Map 2407E.  It covers the area of the furthest advance east by the Allied forces.


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