Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery

Beaumont-Hamel was attacked by the 29th Division on the 1st July 1916, but it could not be held. It was attacked again and taken on 13 November 1916 by the 51st (Highland) and 63rd (Royal Naval) Divisions.

Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery is named from a German trench about 1.6 kilometres North-East of the village, which remained in enemy hands until the German retreat early in 1917.

The cemetery was made by the V Corps after that retreat, when their units cleared the Ancre battlefield, and it was known also as V Corps Cemetery No.11.

There are now over 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over one-fifth are unidentified.

Regiments and Battalions represented in the cemetery are

  • Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
    • 7th Battalion
    • 2/7th Battalion
  • Bedfordshire Regiment
    • 6th Battalion
  • Border Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion
    • 11th Battalion
  • East Lancashire Regiment
    • 8th Battalion
  • Highland Light Infantry
    • 6th Battalion
    • 16th Battalion
    • 17th Battalion
    • 19th Battalion
  • Kings Own Royal Lancashire Regiment
    • 11th Battalion
  • King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
    • 2nd Battalion
  • Kings Royal Rifle Corps
    • 1st Battalion
    • 5th Battalion
  • Lancashire Fusiliers
    • 16th Battalion
  • Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
    • 10th Battalion
  • Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
    • 92nd Coy
    • 99th Coy
  • Manchester Regiment
    • 22nd Battalion
  • Royal Berkshire Regiment
    • 1st Battalion
    • 9th Battalion
  •  Royal Engineers
    • 1/2nd Durham Field Coy
    • 95th Field Coy
  • Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
    • 2nd Battalion
  • Royal Warwickshire Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion
  • Seaforth Highlanders
    • 1/4th Battalion
  • South Staffordshire Regiment
    • 1st Battalion
  • West Yorkshire Regiment
    • 2/7th Battalion

The cemetery covers an area of 427 square metres and enclosed by a concrete curb.

Reference: 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission. New Munich Trench British Cemetery. Available at https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2000153/frankfurt-trench-british-cemetery,-beaumont-hamel/