Waggon Road Cemetery

Beaumont-Hamel was captured in November 1916, in the Battle of the Ancre, and the graves in this cemetery are largely those of men who died at that time.

The burials were carried out by the V Corps in the spring of 1917, after the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line.

Waggon Road Cemetery (originally V Corps Cemetery No.10) contains 195 First World War burials (36 unidentified), 46 of them belonging to the 11th Battalion the Border Regiment, which attacked in the Ancre in both July and November 1916.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

Regiments and Battalions represented in the cemetery are

  • Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
    • 7th Battalion
  • Bedfordshire Regiment
    • 6th Battalion
  • Border Regiment
    • 11th Battalion
  • East Lancashire Regiment
    • 3rd Battalion
    • 8th Battalion
    • 12th Battalion
  • Devonshire Regiment
    • 9th Battalion
  • Essex Regiment
    • 13th Battalion
  • Highland Light Infantry
    •  16th Battalion
  • King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
    • 2nd Battalion
  • Lancashire Fusiliers
    • 16th Battalion
    • 19th Battalion
  • Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
    • 10th Battalion
  • Machine Gun Corps
    • 5th Coy
    • 97th Coy
  • Manchester Regiment
    • 20th Battalion
    • 21st Battalion
  • Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
    • 2nd Battalion
  • Royal Berkshire Regiment
    • 1st Battalion
  • Royal Fusiliers
    • 17th Battalion
    • 24th Battalion
  • Royal Scots
    • 5th Battalion
  • Royal Warwickshire
    • 2nd Battalion
  • South Staffordshire Regiment
    • 1st Battalion
  • West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
    • 2/7th Battalion


Commonwealth War Graves Commission. New Munich Trench British Cemetery. Available at https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/58303/waggon-road-cemetery,-beaumont-hamel/