Le Crotoy Communal Cemetery
Somme, France

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Location Information

Le Crotoy is a village on the right bank of the Somme esturary and is 20 kilometres north-west of Abbeville. The Communal Cemetery is on the north-western side of Le Crotoy on the road to the beach and to the neighbouring hamlet of St Firmin.

Historical Information

Le Crotoy Communal Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the First World War, four from the Second World War (one of which is unidentified) and one unidentified Polish war grave.

Identified Casualties: 7

Shot at Dawn:

Sub Lieutenant E. L. A. Dyett, Nelson Bn. Royal Naval Division, executed for desertion 05/01/1917.

The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave /
Memorial Reference
Cemetery / Memorial Name
CRAGG, SYDNEY BOLTON Second Lieutenant   09/11/1917 27 Royal Flying Corps United Kingdom   LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
DYETT, EDWIN LEOPOLD ARTHUR Lieutenant   05/01/1917 21 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom   LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
JACKSON, J Able Seaman TynesideZ/2848 12/01/1917   Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom   LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
JAMES, ALBERT EDWARD Ordinary Seaman P/JX.629540 03/08/1944 34 Royal Navy United Kingdom Row 3. Grave 37. LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
McPEAKE, JAMES Able Seaman P/JX 194123 03/08/1944 35 Royal Navy United Kingdom Row 1. Grave 39. LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SCANLON, J V Able Seaman TynesideZ/7530 22/12/1916   Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom   LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
WOOTTON, RICHARD THOMAS Leading Signalman C/SSX32657 18/03/1945 22 Royal Navy United Kingdom Row 2. Grave 23. LE CROTOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY


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