Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, France

Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension,

Dernancourt, France

Location:  Near Albert, Somme, France.
Visited:   See Notes below “Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery:   2

Photo of Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension by kind permission of Mr Paul Reed.  See

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

Gunner (Dispatch Rider) Harry James, 332 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, is buried in Plot VIII, Row D, Grave 3.  

He was killed in action in France on 11th September 1918, aged 35.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the St Luke’s Church War Memorial.  

Gnr James’ father, Mr J James, resided at Field Lodge, College Road, Cheltenham 


Pte Frank RIVERS, 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment, is buried in Plot IV, Row F, Grave 11.  

He was wounded on 27th December 1916 at High Wood, France and died of these wounds on 1st January 1917, aged 19.

Pte Rivers is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and the St John’s Church War Memorial.

His mother, Mrs Mary Ann Rivers, resided at 45 St James Street, Cheltenham.


1.   “Sunflower” of the Great War Forum who took photos of the headstones in April 2004 is thanked and acknowledged.

2.   Mr Paul Reed is thanked and acknowledged for permission to use the photo of the cemetery here.


Page last updated:  21st August 2011


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