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  Ailly-sur-Somme Communal Cemetery




Pictures courtesy of Barry Cuttell


1914-1918 burials


1939-1945 burials


Ailly-sur-Somme is a village on the south bank of the River Somme, 8 kilometres north-west of Amiens, on the road to Abbeville (N235). The Communal Cemetery is on the southern side of the village on the road to Borelles. The war graves are near the northern corner of the Cemetery.

Ailly-sur-Somme Communal Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War and seven from the Second World War.


WW1 burials:

E. HOLLINGS. 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.) Died 16th Dec. 1916

R. HOLLY.  2/4th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt., attd. 9th Bn. Devonshire Regt. Died 3rd Aug. 1916, aged 27. Son of John and Ellen Holly of Horsington, Templecombe, Somerset.

Thomas Percival MARSDEN. 1st Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 9th Jan. 1917, aged 20. Son of John and Margaret Marsden of Levenshulme, Manchester. Native of Crumpsall, Manchester



WW2 burials:

2nd Lt.
Maurixe DIXON, Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 24. Son of Walter and Edith Agnes Dixon of Windermere, Westmorland

Arthur Borwick GUEST. Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 21. Son of Leonard Arthur and Margaret Isabel Guest, of Kendal, Westmorland

George William HETHERINGTON, Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 21. Son of John William and Catherine Hetherington of Carlisle

2nd Lt.
Charles A. HILL, Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 21. Son of Capt. Charles Albert Hill, formerly of the Border Regt., and of Martha Elizabeth Hill of Norbury, Surrey

George MITCHELL, Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 21. Son of George and Mary Ellen Mitchell of Egremont, Cumberland

Walter NORMAN. 4th Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 31. Son of Joseph William and Margaret Norman; husband of Daisy Johanna Norman of Gosport, Hants.

William WATSON, Border Regt. 24th May 1940, aged 26. Son of William R. and Margaret Watson; husband of Ethel Watson, of Windermere