Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Communal Cemetery Extension
Photo : Chris Weekes (<email@example.com>)
Communal Cemetery (left) and Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Photo : Google Earth
Heudicourt was captured by the British in March 1917; it remained in our hands until March 1918; and it was retaken in September 1918. Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension was begun at the end of March 1917 and used by fighting units until March 1918. There are now over 80, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The Extension covers an area of 863 square metres and is enclosed by a low red brick wall.
Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension adjoins the Communal Cemetery, where there are 4 burials from the First World War. Amongst these latter burials is a 14-year old soldier, - possibly one of the youngest soldiers to have been killed in the war.
Amongst the graves in Heudicourt Communal Cemetery Extension is 1 for a soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment. Also to be found in the Extension are the graves of two Officers who took part in a cavalry charge.
We are very grateful to Chris Weekes (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) who has provided photos of the cemetery and the headstones.
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2nd Lieutenant Harry Wray.
10th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Esther Jane Wray, of 20, Winston St., Darlington, Co. Durham, and the late Charles T. Wray. Killed 29 December 1917. Aged 28.
"THE DAY THOU GAVEST LORD
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Christian Corbyn.
18th King George's Own Lancers.
Husband of Emily Evelyn Corbyn, of East Court, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berks.
Died 01 December 1918. Aged 44.
"BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART
FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD"
Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Docherty, DSO.
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians).
Son of Charles Docherty, of Island of Uist, Scotland; husband of Catherine M. Docherty, of 10161, 88th St., Edmonton, Alberta.
Died 01 December 1918. Aged 40.
"HE WENT INTO BATTLE
LEADING AND INSPIRING HIS MEN"
Heudicourt Communal Cemetery
There are 4 Commonwealth graves in this cemetery.
Lance Corporal F G Larcombe, 26094.
2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Son of Mrs. Larcombe, of Marsh Green, Exeter, and the late John Larcombe; husband of Ellen Susan Larcombe, of Beech Grove Lodge, Luscombe, Dawlish. Killed 30 March 1917. Aged 33.
L/Cpl Larcombe (right-hand grave) is buried beside Sophie Boulant.
Private David S U Ross,, 11322.
2nd Regt. South African Infantry
Son of Mr. C. G. and Mrs. S. J. Ross, of Room 15, 218, Arcida Mansions, Johannesburg. At 14 years and 3 months, Pte. Ross is one of the youngest soldiers killed in the 1914-1918 war.
Died 25 March 1918. Aged 14.