Hibers Trench Cemetery, Wancourt
Wancourt is a village approximately 8 kilometres south-east of Arras. Hibers Trench Cemetery is about one kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the road from Wancourt to Arras.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website describes how "Wancourt was captured by Commonwealth troops on 12 April 1917, and Wancourt Tower was taken by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division on the 13th. At the end of March 1918, the village and its neighbourhood were lost during the German advance, but they were recovered by the Canadian Corps on the following 26 August. Hibers Trench Cemetery was made in April 1917, by the 50th Division Burial Officer and used until the following October. Three Canadian graves were added in August and September 1918, and two further burials in the summer of 1919. Hibers Trench Cemetery contains 136 burials and commemorations of the First World War."
|755358 GUNNER / C. MOUNTAIN / ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY / 21ST
APRIL 1917. AGE 21 / EVER IN OUR THOUGHTS
(Grave Ref. C. 2.)
"Son of Charles and Elizabeth Mountain, of 14, Carlton St., Bridlington, Yorks."
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register