GROVE TOWN CEMETERY MEAULTE FRANCE CEMETERY INDEX NUMBER FR .105. M E A ULT E is the next village and commune below Albert on the left bank of the Ancre in the Department of the Somme. A main road and a secondary road lead from it South-West to Bray-sur-Somme and Grove Town Cemetery is about half-way along the secondary road. The Cemetery is about three miles from Albert the nearest important town and railway station. In September 1916 the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, were established at this point (called locally ”“la demie-lieue and by the British Grove Town) to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields. They were moved in April 1917 and except for a few burials in August and Septembers 1918 the Cemetery was closed. There were buried in it 1366 soldiers from the United Kingdom 14 from Australia 11 from Newfoundland and 1 from New Zealand 1 French soldier and 34 German prisoners. The Cemetery covers an area of 4235 square yards. It stands on high ground overlooking Bray and the Somme valley. It is bounded on the North-East side by the road and on the other three sides by rubble walls and a hornbeam hedge. The sides are planted with mountain ash trees and the War Stone and the Cross are flanked by Irish yews and cypresses. The Register records particulars of 1392 British and Dominion burials.
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