Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Beaulencourt , Pas de Calais, France
Co‑ordinates N50.07939, E2.85385
Description

The cemetery was made originally by the 3rd, 4th, 43rd and 58th Casualty Clearing Stations, which were posted in Beaulencourt at different periods after the middle of September, 1918; and the burials from these hospitals are in Plot I, Rows A to D. It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the neighbouring battlefields and from certain other cemeteries, including:-

BEAULENCOURT CHURCHYARD, in which two soldiers from the United Kingdom were buried by the enemy in 1918.
BEAULENCOURT GERMAN CEMETERIES, one a little North of the village on the West side of the road to Bapaume, and another at the Southern exit of the village. These two cemeteries were used by German medical units in 1916 and 1918; and they contained, besides German graves, those of 50 soldiers from the United Kingdom and New Zealand, which have been removed partly to Beaulencourt British Cemetery, and partly to Favreuil.
GREVILLERS GERMAN CEMETERY, on the road from Grevillers to Bihucourt, in which 500 German soldiers and 12 from the United Kingdom were buried by the Germans, and eleven New Zealand soldiers and one from the United Kingdom by their comrades in August, 1918.

There are now over 700, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 300 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 21 soldiers from the United Kingdom known or believed to be buried among them.

The cemetery covers an area of 2,917 square metres and is enclosed on three sides by a rubble wall.

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JOHNSTONE, Donald Wallace

Service number 738
Corporal
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Mar 1893

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OAKLEY, Samuel George Frederick

Service number 1947
Private
58th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1886

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HENDERSON, Claude Reginald Charles

Service number 1350
Corporal
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Mar 1896

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WOOD, Arthur

Service number 5246
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1894

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MUNDELL, Arthur

Service number 1734
Sergeant
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BARRETT, Leslie Roy

Service number 2440
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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