Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille

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#59 of 81 in Historic Sites in Somme
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Blighty Valley Cemetery is a World War I cemetery located about 4 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert, Somme in northern France. It contains 1,027 burials and commemorations of Commonwealth soldiers who died in 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. Most of the burials are of soldiers who died on 1 July 1916, which was the first day of the Battle of Albert.

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  • This cemetary is set back from the road so is a short walk along a grass path. This makes it quieter than others. The info boards very clear. As always such a sobering reminder of the futility of...  more »
  • I was attracted to this cemetery by its name together with the knowledge that four Lieutenant Colonels from different regiments were buried here. It is a bit of a hike from the main road over a path.....  more »
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  • Came to pay our respects to Jim Sutton who died on 1st July 1917, the first day of the battle of the Somme. Beautiful and peaceful spot. RIP Jim.
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