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BUCQUOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
8

Location Information

Bucquoy is a village in the Pas de Calais approximately 16 kilometres south of Arras.

Take the Arras to Bucquoy road (D919). On entering the village, turn left at the first main crossroads. Following the CWGC signpost, drive by the church and then turn left. A second CWGC signpost will be seen on the wall of a house. Continue straight on until you come to the communal cemetery, which backs onto pastureland.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this site with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The village of Bucquoy was occupied by the 7th Division on 17 March 1917, and was the scene of very heavy fighting in March and April 1918.

Bucquoy Communal Cemetery was used by the Germans in 1914-16, but these graves, and those of nine Commonwealth soldiers buried by the Germans and 25 buried by the Royal Naval Division in August 1918 have been removed to other cemeteries.

All ten Commonwealth burials of the First World War that remain in the communal cemetery date from August 1918.

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