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Devonshire Cemetery

Mametz Nr Albert, Mametz, France
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Secluded and peaceful

a cemetery like many others, but you can find information of the battle they died in and a Lt Nick... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
AdamM422
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
They still hold the trench

The inscription says it all really "The Devonshires held this trench, the Devonshires hold it... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Gwespyr
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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Devonshire Cemetery contains 163 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, ten of which are unidentified.
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28 Nov 2017
“Secluded and peaceful”
30 Oct 2016
“They still hold the trench”
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Mametz Nr Albert, Mametz, France
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

a cemetery like many others, but you can find information of the battle they died in and a Lt Nick Hodgson, which gives a much more personal touch to your battlefield tour. From the corner of the entrance road, you can see no mans land...More

Thank AdamM422
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The inscription says it all really "The Devonshires held this trench, the Devonshires hold it still". Poignant and moving - it makes you think of their sacrifice and puts our troubles into some context.

Thank Gwespyr
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Set behind some trees and hidden from the road the Devonshire cemetery is fairly small in comparison to others. It is on the site of an old communication trench. Immaculately kept with a monument outside the main gate. Worth a visit.

Thank LordCapel
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is a very interesting cemetery as it has Captain Martin and the poet Hodgson buried in it. The Devonshires had modelled the terrain so new a machine gun on their flank would cause problems. they still attacked and it shot many of them down.

Thank terry4800
Reviewed 9 April 2016

We visited this cemetery as we were in the area and I originally hailed form Dorset, next-door to Devon. The cemetery contain the bodies of 163 men of the Devonshire Regiment who defended this spot on 1st July 1916 (the first day of the Battle...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Stumbled across this tiny cemetery and stopped to investigate the name. The 163 (of 166) headstones all bear the cap badge of the Devonshire Regiment, and their 1 July 1916 death date showed this to be the front line trench from which this unit commenced...More

Thank FiShep
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Mametz is about 7km east of Albert in France. Devonshire Trench Cemetery is south of Mametz and is situated on the D938 between Albert to Peronne, Devonshire Cemetery contains 163 Commonwealth burials of the WWI, of which ten are unidentified and all but two are...More

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