Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension

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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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

FULCHER, Frederick John

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

RUSSEL, Hugh

Service number SECON...
Lieutenant
Born 11 Mar 1873

BROCKLEY, John Robert

Service number 2371
Sapper
Born 1867

LADD, Albert Edward

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

CARDEN, Joseph

Service number 5001
Sapper
3rd Tunnelling Company (inc. 6th Tunnelling Company)
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1883

COULTER, Leslie Jack

Service number OFFICER
Major
Born 20 Jul 1889

KEMP, William Cowie

Service number 1059
Sapper
Born 1882

HORROCKS, Benjamin

Service number 4358
Sapper
Born 1874

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