Martinsart British Cemetery, Martinsart, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 15, 2020

Martinsart was close to the Allied front line until September 1916, and again from March to August 1918.

Martinsart British Cemetery was begun at the end of June 1916, when 14 men of the 13th Royal Irish Rifles, killed by a shell, were buried in what is now Plot I, Row A. It was used as a front-line cemetery until October 1916 and again in September 1918, when bodies were brought in from the battlefields for burial by V Corps. After the Armistice, the cemetery was enlarged when more graves were brought in from the area north, east and south of the village. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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