La Belle Alliance

There are 60 burials in this battlefield cemetery, of which 10 are unidentified. The cemetery takes its name from a farmhouse that stood nearby, and was first used in February/March 1916 by King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

It contains the graves of men from the 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters, 6th Borders (33rd Brigade), 7th South Staffs (11th Division) and the 6th Lincolns.

There are 15 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters burials, from July 1917.

In 2005, I visited to lay wreaths here.