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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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HARTLEY, William Garfield

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

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SNELL, Charles

Service number 3911
Private
4th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SHADDICK, William Stanton

Service number 2445
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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SCHWAB, Cyril Henry

Service number 2388
Private
22nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WILSON, Osborne

Service number 3929
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Aug 1888

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ARMSTRONG, Arthur William

Service number 2109
Sergeant
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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LYNCH, Thomas Nicholas

Service number 1034
Private
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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MILFORD, Harry

Service number 4528
Private
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1890

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