The Western Front Today - Mill Road Cemetery

Mill Road cemetery, sited on the Somme battlefield and close to Thiepval Wood (locally known as Anthuille Wood), was begun during Spring 1917.

The cemetery contains approximately 1,300 burials.

Nearby is Connaught cemetery.

The ground still suffers today the consequences of underground tunnels with numerous graves experiencing subsidence.

Before Endeavours Fade, Rose E.B. Coombs, After the Battle 1994
Major & Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide - Somme, Leo Cooper 2000

A "listening post" was an advanced post, usually in no-man's land, where soldiers tried to find out information about the enemy.

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