Frederick BARHAM MM was Private 201162 in the 1st Battalion of the Cambridge Regiment. He was the son of Herbert and Eliza Barham, of Dernford Hall Cottage, Sweffling, Saxmundham, Suffolk. He died on the 22nd August 1918 age 22 and is buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt.
Maricourt is a village situated on the D938, Albert-Peronne Road, 10.5 kilometres from Albert. The Cemetery is on the western outskirts of the village. Maricourt was, at the beginning of the Battles of the Somme 1916, the point of junction of the British and French forces, and within a very short distance of the front line; it was lost in the German advance of March 1918, and recaptured at the end of the following August.
The Cemetery, originally known as Maricourt Military Cemetery No.3, was begun by fighting units and Field Ambulances in the Battles of the Somme 1916, and used until August 1917; a few graves were added later in the War, and at the Armistice it consisted of 175 graves which now form almost the whole of Plot I. It was completed after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood and from certain smaller burial grounds.
The following is a link to Frederick's page on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website from where you can download Frederick's Commemorative Certificate.
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