Far from the Front

West Calder: A Scottish Village and the Great War

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B Curran

In Memory of

B CURRAN

Corporal

8766

2nd Bn., Royal Scots

who died on

Tuesday, 14th November 1916.

 

Commemorative Information

 

Cemetery: VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France

Grave Reference/Panel Number:  I. E. 68.

 

Location: Varennes is a village 11 kilometres from Albert and 18 kilometres from Amiens.

 

Historical Information: In August, 1916, during the Battles of the Somme, the 39th Casualty Clearing Station laid out the Military Cemetery; but the first burials in it, during August and September, were carried out by the more mobile units, the Field Ambulances of three Divisions. From October, 1916, to May, 1917, the 4th and 11th Clearing Stations used it, and from December, 1916, to May, 1917, the 47th. There are now over 1,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

 

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