Andrew Hunter Wilson
|Additional Information:||Son of Mr. G. F. Wilson, of Eastgate, Alberta, Canada.|
|Cemetery:||LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France|
|Location:||Havrincourt is a village in the Department of
the Pas de Calais, about 12 kilometres south-west of Cambrai and just
north of Havrincourt Wood. The Cemetery is located 1 kilometre north of
the village on the left hand side of the D15 road towards Marquion.
|Historical Information:||Havrincourt village was stormed by the 62nd (West Riding) Division on the 20th November, 1917. It was lost on the 23rd March, 1918; but on the following 12th September it was again taken by the 62nd Division, who held it on the 13th against a counter-attack. The Divisional Memorial, in granite, is a little South of the village. Lowrie Cemetery was made by the 3rd Division Burial Officer at the beginning of October, 1918, and named after him. It contained originally 211 burials, but after the Armistice graves were brought into it from the battlefields on all sides of Havrincourt. There are now over 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly one-fifth are unidentified. The great majority fell in September, 1918. The cemetery covers an area of 774 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.|