Charleroi Communal Cemetery

Cemetery Details

Location Rue Bethleem, Charleroi, Henegouwen (Hainaut) - Wallonia, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.42489, E4.45503
Description

Location Information
Charleroi is located between Mons and Namur. From the motorway E42 turn onto the A54 in the direction of Charleroi, located between junctions 16 and 17. Travel along the A54 until junction 26, the Lodelinsart/Gilly junction. Take this turning and stay in the right hand lane. At the traffic lights bear right, then immediately left into rue de Lodinsart (road running parallel to the motorway access). After 500 metres do a U-turn, then turn right into rue P Paulus, next left into rue Cayauderie, then take the second right into rue de Bethleem and first right into rue de Presbytere. The cemetery is straight ahead. On entering the cemetery, the graves are on the left after the Guardian's office and are divided in two plots.

History Information
Charleroi was the scene of fighting between 21 and 24 August 1914 and for the rest of the First World War it was a German military and administrative centre. The 270 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried in the communal cemetery either died as prisoners of war, or after the Armistice. The cemetery also contains 38 Second World War burials, most of them airmen, and 23 war graves of other nationalities.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

SAMS, Wallace Hugh

Service number 402612
Sergeant
No. 460 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 10 Aug 1917

O'SULLIVAN, Justin Matthew

Service number 6870A
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1900

MACKAY, George Angus

Service number 6967
Driver
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1896

FERGUSON, Edward Charles

Service number 4441
Lance Corporal
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

HARPER, Arthur James

Service number 32007
Bombardier
10th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1892

PERKINS, Harold Claude Albert

Service number 13881
Driver
300th Company Mechanical Transport
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1893

BLENKINSOP, Michael Arthur

Service number 6379
Corporal
Born 13 Mar 1879

BIRD, Henry

Service number 1884
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1892

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