HERSIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais
General Directions: Hersin is a village about 5 kilometres south of Bethune and about 2 kilometres west of the main road from Bethune to Arras. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north-east of the village.
The extension to Hersin Communal Cemetery was begun by French troops,
who made over 100 burials, and was taken over by Commonwealth troops and
field ambulances in March 1916. It was used until October 1918.
Shot at Dawn: Private J Scone, 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment, executed 10/05/1918 for murder, plot 3. B. 1.
Shot at Dawn: Private A Briggs, 9th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), executed 19/07/1918 for desertion, plot 3. E. 2.
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.
Casualty Details: UK 130, Canada 39, Australia 55, France 7, Total Burials: 231