The Western Front Today - Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 1

Hawthorn Ridge cemetery No. 1, on the Somme battlefield (and sited nearby the famous Hawthorn Mine crater), contains 152 U.K. burials of men killed during the 1916 Battle of the Somme.

Many graves are of men of the 16th Middlesex.

The cemetery was established by V Corps in the wake of the conclusion of the 1916 offensive.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Somme, Leo Cooper 2000

A howitzer is any short cannon that delivers its shells in a high trajectory. The word is derived from an old German word for "catapult".

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