The Western Front Today - Longueval Road Cemetery

Longueval Road cemetery, on the Somme battlefields (and nearby Bernafay Wood cemetery), was used as British dressing station from September 1916 onwards (once cleared of German troops by 5th Division in the July 1916 Somme Offensive).

The area fell into German hands once more in the great Spring offensive of 1918 but was recaptured by 38th (Welsh) Division on 28 August 1918.

Contained within the cemetery are 182 U.K., 22 Australian, 7 Canadian, 7 New Zealand, 1 Newfoundland and 1 German burials.  There are also three special memorials.

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

A 'Woolly Bear' comprised a German shrapnel shell, which burst with a cloud-like explosion.

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