Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 17, 2018
 

“Y” Ravine runs East and West about 800 metres South of the village, from “Station Road” to the front line of July 1916. It was a deep ravine with steep sides, lined with dug-outs, with extending two short arms at the West end. The village of Beaumont-Hamel was attacked and reached on 1 July, 1916, by units of the 29th Division (which included the Royal Newfoundland Regiment), but it could not be held. It was attacked again and captured, with the Ravine, by the 51st (Highland) Division on 13 November 1916. The Newfoundland Memorial Park, and the 29th and 51st Divisional Memorials within it, commemorate these engagements, and “Y” Ravine Cemetery is within the Park. (Source: CWGC)

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