More pictures added to Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 2 in France. The cemetery contains 374 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and 87 German war graves.
More pictures added to Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension in France, courtesy of Geerhard Joos. The extension now contains 2,162 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 177 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 29 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to two buried at Albert Road Cemetery, Buire-sur-Ancre whose grave could not be found on concentration.
18 more pictures added to Vailly British Cemetery in France. The village of Vailly-sur-Aisne was the point at which the 3rd Division crossed the river Aisne on 13 and 14 September 1914 during the Allied advance from the Marne. It fell to the German forces in 1915, was retaken by the French during the Chemin des Dames Offensive in April 1917, lost again to the Germans in June 1918 and finally captured by the French on 15 September 1918. Vailly British Cemetery was established after the Armistice when the remains of Commonwealth soldiers were brought here from other burial grounds and battlefields throughout the region. Most of those buried here were killed during the Battle of the Aisne in September 1914, but the cemetery is also the final resting place of over sixty Commonwealth soldiers who were killed or mortally wounded in the summer of 1918. The cemetery now contains over 670 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War.
More pictures added to Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps in France. The cemetery was begun by French troops in the early summer of 1915, and extended to the West by British units from July in that year until, with intervals, December 1918. It was called at first the 10th Brigade Cemetery. Until the German retreat in March 1917, it was never more than a 1.6 kilometres from the front line; and from the end of March 1918 (when the New Zealand Division was engaged in fighting at the Sucrerie) to the following August, it was under fire. The 285 French and twelve German graves were removed to other cemeteries after the Armistice, and in consequence there are gaps in the lettering of the Rows. There are now 1103, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these 219 casualties are unidentified.
More pictures added to Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison in France. The 2nd Canadian Cemetery was made in July-October, 1916, during the middle fighting in the Somme offensive. There are now over 40, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.
More pictures added to Stump Road Cemetery in France, courtesy of Johan Pauwels. There are now over 250, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over one-fifth are unidentified (mostly 18th Division men). All fell in the period July 1916 to February 1917.
More pictures added to Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. Pont-De-Nieppe Communal Cemetery was used by Commonwealth field ambulances and fighting units from October 1914 to March 1918, by German troops during the summer of 1918, and by Commonwealth troops again in September-November 1918. The German graves were later removed to the adjoining German cemetery. The cemetery now contains 135 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 11 of them unidentified. There are also two Second World War burials dating from May 1940.
More pictures added to St. Amand British Cemetery in France, courtesy of Johan Pauwels. The British Cemetery was begun in April, 1916, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances until August, 1918 (though in 1917 it was practically closed), particularly by the 37th and the 56th (London) Divisions. There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.
9 more pictures added to Nieppe Communal Cemetery in France, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. Nieppe Communal Cemetery was used by Commonwealth field ambulances and fighting units from October 1914 to November 1917, and again in September and November 1918. The cemetery now contains 62 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.
12 more pictures added to Serre Road Cemetery, No. 2 in France, courtesy of Johan Pauwels. There are now 7,127 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery, mostly dating from 1916. Of these, 4,944 are unidentified.