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Cemetery Details

Location Puchevillers, Departement de la Somme - Picardie, France
Co‑ordinates N50.056, E2.39625
Description

Location Information
Puchevillers is a village on the D11 about 19 kilometres north-east of Amiens. The British Cemetery is a little west of the village. The first Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost is situated by the church in the village.

History Information
In June 1916, just before the opening of the Battles of the Somme, the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Puchevillers. Plots I to V, and almost the whole of Plot VI were made by those hospitals before the end of March 1917. For the next two months the 2nd/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station used the cemetery. Plot VII contains for the most part the graves of men who died in the German advance in 1918, many of whom were buried by the 49th Clearing Station in March 1918, or by the 48th Labour Group in August. Puchevillers British Cemetery contains 1,763 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

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HOLT, Henry John Joseph

Service number 2246
Private
25th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jun 1887

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WHITFIELD, Francis Craymore

Service number 2811
Sergeant
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

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MEADOWS, Albert Percy

Service number 1780
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 29 May 1885

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ATWELL, Leslie

Service number 3232
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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HARTLEY, William Garfield

Service number OFFICER
Captain
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 May 1894

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WARNER, Robert

Service number 4927
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1

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BELLIS, Arnold

Service number 801
Driver
1st Divisional Train
AIF WW1
Born 10 Nov 1893

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MATTHEWS, William Edgar

Service number 5098
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Feb 1895

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