The Western Front Today - Ovillers Cemetery

Ovillers CWGC Cemetery contains 3,265 burials of soldiers and sailors from the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and France.  Of these 2,477 are unknown.

The cemetery was initially a battle cemetery behind a dressing station until March 1917.

After the war graves from surrounding areas were concentrated here.

Film Footage of Ovillers Cemetery (1)

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

A respirator was a gas mask in which air was inhaled through a metal box of chemicals.

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