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Aisne – Savy British Cemetery

Second Lieutenant Hubert Gaukroger, who died on 2nd April 1917, is buried in Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France (Plot I Q 6).  Savy is a village 6.5 kilometres west of St Quentin.  Savy British Cemetery is on the south-western outskirts of the village.

Savy was taken by the 32nd Division on 1st April 1917 after hard fighting, and Savy Wood was taken on 2nd April; it was at Savy Wood that Lieutenant Gaukroger lost his life.

Savy British Cemetery was made in 1919, and the graves from the battlefields and from some small cemeteries in the neighbourhood were concentrated into it; Second Lieutenant Gaukroger’s remains were probably originally in Savy Wood North Cemetery.

There are now over 850 First World 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site, of whom more than half are unidentified.