HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
General Directions: Hancourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, 12 kilometres east of Peronne. From Peronne take the D44 towards St Quentin. Travel approximately 4 kilometres then turn left on to the D194 to Cartigny. Go through the village of Cartigny towards Hancourt on the D194. In the centre of Hancourt turn right and at the end of the road turn left, when the cemetery will be found on the left hand side of the road.
Hancourt was captured by the Australian Corps in the middle of September, 1918. The British Cemetery was made by Australian units in September 1918, and these original graves are in Row B, C, and D; but it was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood and from Estrees-en-Chausee British Cemetery. The new graves were mainly of March and September 1918.
Casualty Details: UK 86, Canada 1, Australia 31, Total Burials: 118