ADANAC Military Cemetery

Miraumont is a village about 14.5 kilometres north-north-east of Albert and ADANAC Military Cemetery is some 3 kilometres south of the village on the east side of the road to Courcelette (D107). The cemetery is signposted in the centre of Miraumont.

The villages of Miraumont and Pys were occupied on 24-25 February 1917 following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. They were retaken by the Germans on 25 March 1918, but recovered the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division on the following 24 August. Adanac Military Cemetery (the name was formed by reversing the name “Canada”) was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and small cemeteries surrounding Miraumont, and particularly from the Canadian battlefields round Courcelette. One grave (Plot IV, Row D, Grave 30) was left in its original position.

There are now 3,186 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War in this cemetery. 1,708 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 13 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

Number of burials by Unit

Northumberland Fusiliers
64
  New Zealand units
64
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
51
  16th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regiment)
48
58th Bn. Canadian Inf. (2nd Central Ontario Regiment)
45
  3rd Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regiment)
41
50th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regiment)
41
  13th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regiment)
39
4th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regiment)
38
  Green Howards – Yorkshire Regiment
38
Durham Light Infantry
36
  87th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regiment)
35
Australian units
34
  Lancashire Fusiliers
30
44th Bn. Canadian Inf. (New Brunswick Regiment)
29
  Manchester Regiment
29
Royal Field Artillery
29
  75th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regiment)
28
Cameron Highlanders
26
  Machine Gun Corps – Infantry
26
Border Regiment
25
  Gordon Highlanders
25
Bedfordshire Regiment
24
  Cheshire Regiment
24
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
22
  47th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Western Ontario Regiment)
21
29th Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regiment)
19
  Duke of Wellington – West Riding Regiment
19
West Yorkshire Regiment
19
  54th Bn. Canadian Inf. (2nd Central Ontario Regiment)
18
102nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (2nd Central Ontario Regiment)
18
  East Surrey Regiment
18
Essex Regiment
18
  York & Lancaster Regiment
18
24th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regiment)
17
  Norfolk Regiment
17
Seaforth Highlanders
17
  Royal Naval Division
16
Gloucester Regiment
15
  1st Bn. Canadian Pioneers
14
Highland Light Infantry
12
  Queen’s – Royal West Surrey Regiment
12
South Staffordshire Regiment
12
  46th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Saskatchewan Regiment)
11
Royal Engineers
11
  18th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Western Ontario Regiment)
10
38th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
10
  East Lancashire Regiment
10
72nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regiment)
9
  Royal Scots – Lothian Regiment
9
King’s Own Scottish Borderers
8
  King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8
Middlesex Regiment
8
  Royal Fusiliers – City of London Regiment
8
Royal West Kent Regiment – Queen’s Own
8
  Black Watch – Royal Highlanders
7
31st Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regiment)
7
  67th Bn. Canadian Pioneers
7
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
7
  Royal Scots Fusiliers
7
28th Bn. (Saskatchewan Regiment)
6
  2nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
5
11th Brig. Canadian Field Artillery
5
  73rd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Royal Highlanders)
5
Hertfordshire Regiment
5
  Lincolnshire Regiment
5
24th Bn. London Regiment – The Queen’s
5
  Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
5
Royal Berkshire Regiment
5
  Cameronians – Scottish Rifles
4
15th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regiment)
4
  26th Bn. Canadian Inf. (New Brunswick Regiment)
4
78th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regiment)
4
  East Yorkshire Regiment
4
King’s Liverpool Regiment
4
  King’s Royal Rifle Corps
4
Sherwood Foresters – Notts. & Derbys Regiment
4
  Tank Corps
4
Worcestershire Regiment
4
  20th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regiment)
3
22nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regiment)
3
  21st Bn. London Regiment First – Surrey Rifles
3
Rifle Brigade
3
  Royal Canadian Regiment
3
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
3
  19th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regiment)
2
43rd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regiment)
2
  Canadian Machine Gun Corps
2
King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
2
  Leicestershire Regiment
2
Northamptonshire Regiment
2
  Royal Army Medical Corps
2
Royal Irish Regiment
2
  Royal Sussex Regiment
2
Somerset Light Infantry
2
  5th Bn. Canadian Inf. (CMR, Quebec Regiment)
1
6th Bn. Canadian Machine Gun Corps
1
  8th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regiment)
1
14th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regiment)
1
  21st Bn. Canadian Inf. (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
1
Canadian Army Medical Corps
1
  Highland Cyclist Bn.
1
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
1
  Royal Army Service Corps
1
Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force
1
  Royal Garrison Artillery
1
Suffolk Regiment
1
  South Wales Borderers
1
Identified burials
1473
     
Unidentified burials:      
United Kingdom – sailors, soldiers and airmen
1170
Canadian units
512
Australian units
19
New Zealand units
6
Wholly unidentified
5
Total Unidentified burials
1712
     
Total burials
3185
     

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