|Additional Information:||Son of Thomas H. Brinsmead, of Loverna, Saskatchewan.|
|Cemetery:||HOURGES ORCHARD CEMETERY, DOMART-SUR-LA-LUCE, 280, 2|
|Location:||Domart-sur-la-Luce is a
village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the
Luce on the road from Amiens to Roye. Hourges is a hamlet on the same
road a little south-east of the village and Hourges Orchard Cemetery is
on the south-west side of the road.
|Historical Information:||The neighbourhood was
the scene of fighting on the 1st April, 1918, when the 2nd Cavalry
Division (including the Canadian Cavalry Brigade) took "Rifle
Wood", and again on the 8th August, 1918, when the 43rd Canadian
Battalion retook the same wood and the Canadian Corps swept forward 9.6
The cemetery was made in August, 1918, and a small number of graves of April, 1918, were brought in after the Armistice.
There are now nearly 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to a Canadian soldier known to be buried in one of them.
The cemetery covers an area of 432 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.