Guards’ Cemetery, Combles

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Guards’ Cemetery Combles

The Guards’ Cemetery at Combles begun by the Guards Division in September, 1916, and carried on by other units until March, 1917, and to a small extent in March, August and September, 1918. It contained at the Armistice 100 graves, of which 19 were those of officers and men of the Foot Guards; and it was then increased by the concentration into Plot II of graves from Priez Farm Cemetery. Six German graves of 1918 have been removed to another burial ground.

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Guards’ Cemetery Combles

There are now nearly 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 10 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 30 soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in Priez Farm Cemetery and Combles German Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

COMBLES GERMAN CEMETERY contained the grave of one soldier from the United Kingdom who fell in August, 1918.

PRIEZ FARM CEMETERY, COMBLES, stood at the South-East corner of Le Priez Farm, on the North side of the road from Combles to Rancourt. The farm was taken by the 18th Division on the 1st September, 1918, after very heavy fighting. The cemetery contained the graves of 79 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in the winter of 1916-17 and in August and September, 1918.

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Guards’ Cemetery, Combles

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Guards’ Cemetery, Combles

Guards' Cemetery, Combles

Guards’ Cemetery, Combles

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