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Somme American Cemetery




Pictures courtesy of Barry Cuttell and Nicholas Philpot


Location Information

Bony is a village in the Department of the Aisne, approximately 21 kilometres north of St. Quentin, close to the St Quentin Canal. The Somme American Cemetery is situated 1 kilometre south-west of the village on the Hargicourt road. The cemetery also contains three Commonwealth war graves - 2 Royal Air Force Officers and 1 New Zealand soldier, all American citizens, serving under Commonwealth colours, who fell in June-August 1918. The other British graves have been removed to Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile.
It contains 1830 graves, mainly of the American 27th, 30th, 1st, 33rd and 80th Divisions; and is particularly connected with the advance of the 27th and 30th Divisions, with the 3rd and 5th Australian, at the end of September 1918.


Burial Details


Lt. James Grantley HALL, served with 60 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 8 Aug 1918, aged 22. Son of Charles Edwin and Edith Jane Hall of 132 North Alexandria Avenue, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Born in U.S.A. Educated at Malden and Boston, Mass., U.S.A. Grave D 20 13.

Samuell Douthitt HILL, served with 4th Bn., 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died 30 June 1918. Son of Benjamin Franklin and E. Samuel Hill of New Castle, Kentucky, U.S.A. American Consular Officer, Auckland. Grave A 29 01.

Theodore R. HOSTETTER. served with 3 Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died 27 Sept. 1918. No family details at this time. Grave A 34 4.