Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Bois-Grenier, Nord - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.65058, E2.87551
Description

Location Information
Bois-Grenier is a village 3 kilometres south of Armentieres on the D222. Brewery Orchard Cemetery will be found on the east side of the village of Bois-Grenier, on the north side of the D22 road to La Chapelle D'Armentieres.

History Information
The cellar of the brewery was used as a dressing station and the cemetery was started in the orchard nearby in November 1914. It was sheltered from enemy observation by ruined houses and continued in use until January 1918. Brewery Orchard Cemetery contains 339 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also four Second World War burials and five German war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

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MURPHY, Douglas Beattie

Service number 2046
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 May 1880

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HARTLEY, Francis Bennett

Service number 2046
Private
18th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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STOKER, Cecil John

Service number 3120
Private
13th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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FLATMAN, George William

Service number 855
Private
5th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1

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PORTEOUS, John Robert

Service number 1290
Lieutenant
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jan 1865

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THOMPSON , Percy Fisher

Service number SN 2234
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Mar 1895

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HOOK, Harold John Thomas

Service number 1712
Private
Born 3 Oct 1891

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MERRIMAN, Ernest Garner Shipway

Service number 2410
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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