Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Dec 5, 2020

Fricourt was captured by the 17th Division on 2 July 1916 but the southern part of the commune, in which this cemetery is situated, was already in Allied hands.

On the road from Fricourt to Bray, before it reaches the top of the plateau, are two points 71 metres above sea level, known to the Army as 71 North and 71 South (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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great news – by the way, a small translation error … the word “commune” in French is another word for “city” and is also used to refer to the city government; (word also used at the time of the French revolution …) while the word “commune” in English (at least in the U.S has a slightly different connotation

Answer from Geneanet : As it is said in the blog note, the source of the text is,-fricourt/

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