Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt

Grandcourt is a village about 12 kilometers north-east of Albert. Stump Road Cemetery (signposted in the center of the village) lies about one kilometer south of Grandcourt, some 500 meters along a single track lane (suitable for cars) off the road (D151) Grandcourt-Thiepval.

The village of Grandcourt was reached by men of the 36th (Ulster) Division on the 1st July 1916, but it could not be held. It was occupied by the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division on the 7th February 1917, after a series of local attacks begun in November 1916; and Stump Road Cemetery was made by the 7th Buffs in the following month. There are now over 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over one-fifth are unidentified. All fell in the period of July 1916, to February 1917. The Cemetery covers an area of 399 square meters and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Number of burials by Unit

Queen’s – Royal West Surrey Regt.
57
Buffs – East Kent Regt.
31
Cheshire Regt.
28
Royal West Kent Regt.
21
Canadian burials
20
Border Regt.
14
York & Lancaster Regt.
8
Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
7
North Staffordshire Regt.
6
Worcestershire Regt.
5
South Lancashire Regt.
4
Norfolk Regt.
3
Royal Berkshire Regt.
3
Machine Gun Corps – Infantry
1
King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regt.
1
East Surrey Regt.
1
Royal Irish Rifles
1
Royal Sussex Regt.
1
Ox. & Bucks. Light Infantry
1
Identified burials
213
Unidentified UK burials:
44
Unidentified Canadian burials:
4
Wholly Unidentified burials
2
Total Unidentified burials
50
Total burials
263

 

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