Quarry Cemetery, Montauban (Somme)
Montauban village was taken by the 30th and 18th Divisions on the 1st July 1916 and remained in British hands until March 1918. It was retaken on the 25th August 1918 by the 7th Buffs and the 11th Royal Fusiliers of the 18th Division.
Quarry Cemetery was begun (at an Advanced Dressing Station) in July 1916, and used until February 1917; and the Germans buried a few of their dead in Plot V in April and May 1918. At the Armistice it consisted of 152 graves in the present plots V and VI. It was then increased by the concentration of graves (almost all July-December 1916) from the battlefields and small burial grounds surrounding Montauban.
There are now nearly 750, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. of these, over one-fifth are unidentified and special memorials are erected to seven soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or beleived to buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 17 soldiers from the United Kingdom and two from New Zealand buried in Quarry Scottish Cemetery, Green Dump Cemetery and Caterpillar Wood Cemetery No.2, whose graves could not be found on concentration.
Of the burial grounds concentrated to the Quarry Cemetery:
Briqueterie Cemetery No.3, Montauban, was on the East side of the brick-works on the Longueval-Maricourt road. It contained the graves of 23 soldiers from the United Kingdom 9mainly 1/5th K.O.R.L.) who fell in July and August 1916.
Caterpillar Wood Cemetery No.2, Montauban, was at the East end of Caterpillar Wood, North-West from Montauban village. It was begun by the 2nd Suffolks, and it contained the graves of 50 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in July 1916 - January 1917.
Green Dump Cemetery, Longueval, 1.2 kilometers West-South-West of Longueval village. It contained the graves of 42 soldiers from the United Kingdom, eleven from New Zealand and one of an unknown unit, who fell in August-October 1916.
Quarry Scottish Cemetery, Montauban, was between the Quarry and the North end of Bernafay Wood. it contianed the graves of 55 soldiers from the United Kingdom (largely 11th and 12th Royal Scots) who fell in July 1916
Number of Burials by Unit
Those with Awards buried in this Cemetery
Sgt. Charles Andrews M.M., 54th Bty. 39th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Died 24th July 1916 aged 22. IV.A.9
Gunner Oliver Booth M.M., 120th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Died 24th July 1916. IV.C.13
Sgt. Thomas Henry Britton M.M., 1st Bn. Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd July 1916 aged 26. IV.E.3
Sgt. Thomas Rukin Buckham M.M., "A" Bty. 83rd Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 20th July 1916 aged 26. V.C.9.
Capt. C. C. Chambers M.C., 12th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 10th July 1916 aged 27. III.L.3
Capt. Noel Cairns Clery M.C., H.Q. Royal Field Artillery. Died 24th July 1916 aged 23. V,C.10
Sgt. Herbert Dobson M.M., 1st/5th Bn. King's Own Royal Lacaster Regiment. Died 5th Aug. 1916 aged 21. II. F.8
Sgt. W. Flood M.M., "D" Bty. 14th Brig. Royal Horse Artillery. Died 7th Sept. 1916. VI.A.2
Sgt. W. Harwood M.M., "B" Bty. 67th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Died 31st Aug. 1916 aged 27. I.A.9
2nd Lt. F. W. Hopwood M.M., Royal Berkshire Regiment attd. 8th Bn. Died 27th Aug. 1918 IV.G.3
Capt. Andrew Guy Hutcheson M.C., Adjt. 9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 14th July 1916 aged 21. II.C.2
Sgt. F. D. C. Lynn D.C.M., 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 9th July 1916. IV. E.2
2nd Lt. William Robert Hill Merriman, Mentioned in Despatches. 8th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 15th August 1916 aged 34. Green Dump Cemetery Memorial
Pte. H. J. Scoggins D.C.M., 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 19th July 1916 aged 20. IV.I.9
Pte. T. Sinclair D.C.M., 9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died 14th July 1916. III. A.1
Pte. William Brooks Smith M.M., 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regiment. Died 19th July 1916 aged 17. IV.I.6
Cpl. George William Warling, Mentioned in Despatches. 54th Bty. 39th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 24th July 1916 aged 21. IV.A.13
2nd Lt. Benjamin Heywood Whitley, Mentioned in Despatches. 3rd Bn. Royal Scots. Killed in action 17th July 1916 aged 37. I.E.4