Hunter's Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel
Beaumont-Hamel was attacked in vain on 1 July 1916, and captured by the 51st (Highland) and 63rd (Royal Naval) Divisions on the following 13 November.
Hunter's Cemetery (the origin of the name is not known) is, in fact, a great shell-hole, in which soldiers of the 51st Division, who fell in the capture of Beaumont-Hamel, were buried after the battle. There are now over 40, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.
|3599 PRIVATE / W. READER / THE BLACK WATCH / 13TH NOVEMBER
(Grave Ref. 21.)
"Husband of E. A. Reader, of 7, Crookes St., Barnsley."
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register