Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Rue dela Mare de Champs, Bois-Guillaume, Seine-Maritime - Normandy, France
Co‑ordinates N49.46928, E1.11059
Description

Location Information
Bois-Guillaume is a north-eastern suburb of Rouen, on the main road to Neufchatel. A CWGC signpost is on the road (D928) to Neufchatel at the street corner near the Mairie (Town Hall). Turn left here, and then take the second left into the Rue de la Mare des Champs. The Communal Cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, and the Communal Cemetery Extension is on the left hand side of this road. Locally, the Communal Cemetery is known as the Cimitere de la Mare des Champs.

History Information
The extension adjoins Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery. It was begun in March 1917 and most of the burials came from No.8 General Hospital, which was quartered at Bois-Guillaume in a large country house and grounds. There are now 360 First World War burials in the extension and one from the Second World War. The communal cemetery contains a further 320 First World War graves. Please note, a number of the graves in Rows A to G are doubles.

The cemetery extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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Names

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PITFIELD, Victor Henry

Service number 3425
Gunner
8th Light Trench Mortar Battery
AIF WW1

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FORSYTH, Robert Archibald

Service number 2636
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1893

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ELLEMENT, Victor Ernest

Service number 4803
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1890

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HUMPHRYS, Clarence Melvin

Service number 2023
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Oct 1893

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PUGH, John William

Service number 5891
Private
39th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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PAYNE, John Frederick

Service number 5743
Corporal
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Oct 1897

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PEARSALL, Ernest Douglas

Service number 5164
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born May 1893

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BECK, Waldemar

Service number 6969
Private
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Jan 1889

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