Redan Ridge Cemetery No 2

Beaumont-Hamel is a village about 24 kilometres south of Arras and the Redan Ridge Cemeteries (Nos. 1, 2 and 3) are situated to the north of the village. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre Les Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre Les Puisieux, 700 metres further along the D919, turn left onto a small lane and continue for 1.4 kilometres. A CWGC signpost on the right-hand side will lead you to Redan Ridge Cemeteries.

Redan Ridge lies to the North of Beaumont-Hamel village; it was named from The Redan, a group of British front-line trenches of 1916. The cemetery was made by the V Corps in the spring of 1917 when these battlefields were cleared. Redan Ridge Cemetery No. 2 is about 90 metres West of the old German front line. There are now over 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 100 are unidentified. All fell (with one exception) in July and November 1916, and belonged to the 4th, 29th and 2nd Divisions. The cemetery covers an area of 362 square metres and its approach road 104 square metres. It is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Number of burials by Unit

Hampshire Regiment
57
Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry
1
Lancashire Fusiliers
22
King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1
East Lancashire Regiment
21
King’s Royal Rifle Corps
1
Highland Light Infantry
21
Machine Gun Corps
1
Royal Fusiliers
9
Middlesex Regiment
1
Ox & Bucks Light Infantry
3
Royal Field Artillery
1
Somerset Light Infantry
3
Rifle Brigade
1
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
3
Worcestershire Regiment
1
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
2
York & Lancaster Regiment
1
Royal Scots
2
Border Regiment
1
Unidentified 124
Total number of burials 279

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: