The Western Front Today - Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2

Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2 is situated within the Newfoundland Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Park.

The cemetery contains 214 burials of men from the 29th Division who fell during the opening day of the Somme Offensive, 1 July 1916.

The 51st Division Monument is sited nearby, as is 'Y' Ravine cemetery and Hunter's Cemetery.

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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