The headstones placed in the Devonshire Cemetery at Mametz by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission do not mark actual graves. These men were buried where they had fallen late on in the evening of July 1st 1916 by a working party led by the Padre; the headstones were added later.
153 men of all ranks are commemorated in the Devonshire Cemetery, all but two being members of the 8th and 9th Battalions of the Devonshire Regiment. Driver Fred Lambert and Sergeant D. Wright, both of the Royal Field Artillery, were interred here later.
21 of the men from the 8th Battalion who lie here are believed to have been born in Devon. A further 44 Devon-born men from the 9th Battalion are also buried in the Mametz Cemetery.