Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Region : Authuile, Somme, France
Latitude : 50.040605
Lontitude : 2.665648
CWGC Link : 66101
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.

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Dungannon Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Pte. Cowan, Henry 10895 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 19/03/1916 Grave C-31
2 Portrait Pte. Dennis, Joseph Henry 27580 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Grave D-44
3 Portrait Portrait Pte. Irwin, Michael 25518 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 23/06/1916 Sp Mem A-8
4 Portrait CSM Kirkpatrick, Thomas 11077 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Grave D-63
5 Portrait Pte. Mossey, Thomas James 17770 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Grave D-43
6 Portrait Pte. Neely, George 13887 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Grave D-46
7 Portrait Pte. Walker, George 16321 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 08/05/1916 Grave D-40
Cemetery History
The village was held by British troops from the summer of 1915 to March, 1918, when it was captured in the German Offensive on the Somme; it was ruined by shell fire even before that date.
The Military Cemetery was used by Field Ambulances and fighting units from August, 1915 to December, 1916, and in 1917 and 1918 by Indian Labour Companies.
There are now over 450, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 40 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 18 soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them.
The graves of two other German soldiers have been removed.
The cemetery covers an area of 2,650 square metres and is enclosed by a low concrete curb. The cemetery was named as Authuile Military Cemetery at the time of creation and C.W.G.C. maintain this as the historic name of the cemetery.