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Cemetery Details

Location Boulogne-sur-mer, Cote d'Opal - Pas de Calais, France
Co‑ordinates N50.723216, E1.622356
Description

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See the CWGC page for full details HERE (www.cwgc.org)

Boulogne is a major French Atlantic seaport and its proximity to England meant that it became the major logistics and trans-shipment point for personnel and materiel during WW1 and in the early stages of WW2.

Hospitals were established in the area, and by necessity, cemeteries.

Boulogne Eastern is the largest of five cemeteries in the Boulougne area.  It consistes of a civil cemetery with a large CWGC annex.

Like other cemnteries in Eastern France it has sandy soil so the headstones are arranged horizontally.

If you have visited this cemetery, have a connection with it or have recent photogrpahs we would like to hear from you.  Email admin@rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au for details.

 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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ROBINSON, John George

Service number 2415
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Mar 1892

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HURLEY, Michael

Service number 2159
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Nov 1894

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OLLIVER, Augustus Roy

Service number 3296
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Dec 1897

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BENSON, Harry

Service number 744
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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GUSTAFSON, Gustav Albin

Service number 5709
Sapper
3rd Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 4 Mar 1880

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SHANNON, Colin McTaggart

Service number 415055
Flight Lieutenant
No. 76 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 13 Apr 1918

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PYNE, Octavius John

Service number 2428
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Nov 1890

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SANDLAND, Arnold Cooper

Service number 191
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 Oct 1890

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