Puchevillers British Cemetery, France

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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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

SNELL, Charles

Service number 3911
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

TAPNER, Benjamin Stavely

Service number 697
Lieutenant
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

WARNER, Robert

Service number 4927
Private
4th Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1901

WILSON, Harry Gilmore

Service number 8677
Private
1st Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jan 1892

BENT, Benjamin Sydney

Service number 3239
Private
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1887

RASHLEIGH, William Christopher

Service number 4296
Private
14th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

LARSEN, George

Service number 3354
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Aug 1896

GARDNER, William George

Service number 982
Private
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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