SUZANNE MILITARY CEMETERY No.3
General Directions: Suzanne is a village in the Department of the Somme on the right bank of the Somme River, about 13 kilometres south-east of Albert. Suzanne Military Cemetery No. 3 is north of the village near the east of the road to Maricourt.
The village of Suzanne was taken over by British troops in the summer of 1915, lost in March, 1918, and recaptured by the 3rd Australian Division on the following 26th August. Suzanne Military Cemetery No. 3 was originally a French Cemetery (Cimetiere Mixte No. 3 de Suzanne); but after the Armistice the British graves were concentrated into it from the battlefields North of the Somme, and the French graves were removed. There are now 139 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war here. Of these, 42 are unidentified. There is also 1 German burial here. The cemetery covers area of 925 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.
Shot at Dawn: S/6778 Private F. Wright, 1st Bn. Royal West Surrey Regiment, executed for desertion28/01/1917. Plot 1. C. 7.
Shot at Dawn: 1763 Private B. A. Hart, 1st/7th Bn. Suffolk Regiment executed 06/02/1917 for desertion. Plot 1. C. 10.
Shot at Dawn: 3/10390 Private F. Stead, 2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's Regiment, executed for desertion 12/02/1917. Plot 2. C. 1.
The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.
Casualty Details: UK 102, Canada 8, Australia 28, Germany 1, Total Burials: 139