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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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ELLEWAY, Edgar John

Service number 2635B
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Mar 1896

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FOSS, Cecil Maitland

Service number Officer
Captain
28th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 10 Feb 1891

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FORTH, Cyril Hennessy

Service number 4118
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 Sep 1898

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EVANS, Hugh

Service number 985
Private
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1889

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MATTHEWS, William Edgar

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

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ROWE, Francis Thomas

Service number 4332
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Jan 1878

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BENNETT, John Patrick Augustine

Service number 1861
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 May 1879

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CLARK, Thomas George

Service number 698
Corporal
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jan 1894

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