The Western Front Today - Hunter's Cemetery

The tiny Hunter's cemetery is situated within the Newfoundland Beaumont-Hamel Memorial Park.

The circular cemetery - with headstones running around the base of the wall and sited on a former shell hole - contains 46 burials chiefly of men from the Black Watch (51st Highland Division) who fell during the Somme Offensive in the autumn of 1916.

The 51st Division Monument is sited directly behind the cemetery.

Also nearby is 'Y' Ravine cemetery.

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

The Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was the first ever delivered by telegram.

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