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Cemetery Details

Location 22 Rue de l'Egalite, Hersin-Coupigny, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.44973, E2.6541
Description

Hersin is a village about 5 kilometres south of Bethune and about 2 kilometres west of the main road from Bethune to Arras. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north-east of the village.

 

The extension to Hersin Communal Cemetery was begun by French troops, who made over 100 burials, and was taken over by Commonwealth troops and field ambulances in March 1916. It was used until October 1918. The extension contains 224 Commonwealth burials of the First World War; many of the graves are of engineers, mostly from tunneling companies. All but seven of the French graves have been removed. The extension was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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LADD, Albert Edward

Service number 1071
Sapper
3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1886

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COULTER, Leslie Jack

Service number OFFICER
Major
Born 20 Jul 1889

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MAYNE, William Constantine

Service number 4213
Corporal
3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
AIF WW1
Born 26 Mar 1870

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FULCHER, Frederick John

Service number 3563A
Sapper
3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
AIF WW1
Born 1887

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