Cavillon Communal Cemetery
Somme, France

Pictures courtesy of Barry Cuttell

 

 

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Cavillon is a small village in the Department of the Somme, some 22 kilometres west of Amiens at the junction of the D156 and D121. The Cemetery is in the centre of the village, and the Commonwealth war graves are near to the entrance of the cemetery.

Cavillon Communal Cemetery contains two Commonwealth burials of the First World War and the graves of three Second World War airmen.

Shot at Dawn: Rfn. Harry POOLE. 7th Bn. Yorkshire Regt. (Green Howards). Executed 9th Dec. 1916. Near north-west corner of cemetery


Shot at Dawn: Pte. W. H. RANDLE. 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters. Executed 25th Nov. 1916. Near north-west corner of cemetery, both these soldiers were executed for desertion

 

The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.

 

Number of Identified Casualties: 5

 

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