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Remembered Today:

Cpl William T Billing Military Police d.2/8/18

Will O'Brien

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As per the CWGC


Initials: W T

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Military Police Corps

Unit Text: Military Foot Police

Age: 39

Date of Death: 02/08/1918

Service No: P/1850

Additional information: Son of William and Sarah Billing, of Towcester, Northants. Served 15 years in the Northamptonshire Constabulary

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 3.


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& the cemetery details


Country: France

Locality: Somme

Location Information: Crouy is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on the west side of the River Somme, on the Amiens-Abbeville main road. The British Cemetery is a little south of the village on the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.

Historical Information: The cemetery was used between April and August 1918 for burials from the 5th and 47th Casualty Clearing Stations, which had come to the village because of the German advance. In October 1919, 42 graves were brought to Crouy from the small military cemetery at Riviere, a few kilometres away to the north-west. These burials had been made from the 12th, 53rd and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations at Longpre-les-Corps Saints between May and August 1918. They now occupy rows E and F of plot IV and part of row D, plot VI. The cemetery now contains 739 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and a number of French and German war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

No. of Identified Casualties: 781

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