LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais
General Directions: Lebucquiere is a village 8 kilometres east of Bapaume and about 2 kilometres south of the main straight road from Bapaume to Cambrai. From Bapaume take the N30 in the direction of Cambrai. After passing the village of Beugny continue for approximately 1 kilometre. Turn right onto the D18 and continue for 1.7 kilometres. Turn left at the CWGC signpost, then right following the second CWGC signpost into a lane. 300 metres down the lane, Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery will be found situated behind the old communal cemetery.
Lebucquiere village was occupied by Commonwealth forces on 19 March
1917, following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line. It was
recaptured by the Germans on 23 March 1918, after fierce resistance by the
19th (Western) Division, and was finally reoccupied by the 5th Division on 3
Casualty Details: UK 685, Canada 1, Australia 66, New Zealand 21, South Africa 1, Germany 5, Total Burials: 779
Douglas Walter John Mickleburgh
41st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders
05/12/1917, aged 24.
Plot I. E. I.
Picture courtesy of Dave Brady
13th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
04/09/1918, aged 29.
Son of James and Martha Leat, of 29, Cummings St., Gray's Inn Rd.; husband of Ann Helena Leat, of 71, Harrison St., Gray's Inn Rd., London.
Plot II. H. 20.
Picture courtesy of great granddaughter, Kym Tobie.