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Somme – Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy

Private Ernest Yeates, who died on 29th September 1918, is buried in Pigeon Ravine Cemetery, Epehy, Somme, France (plot III A 4).  Epehy is a village situated approximately 21 kilometres north-east of Peronne.  Pigeon Ravine Cemetery lies approximately 3 kilometres north-east of the village and north of the road to Honnecourt.

Epehy was captured at the beginning of April 1917, lost on 22nd March 1918, and retaken (in the Battle of Epehy) on the following 18th September by the 12th (Eastern) Division.

Pigeon Ravine Cemetery is on the south side of a shallow valley running east and west which was the scene of a mounted charge by the 2nd Lancers on 1st December 1917.  The cemetery was made by the 33rd Division Burial Officer at the beginning of October 1918.  It is a small cemetery with 121 First World War casualties commemorated at this site.