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FOSSE NO.10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE

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FOSSE NO.10 COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, SAINS-EN-GOHELLE Print this image


Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
471
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
2.68524
Latitude:
50.44656

Location Information

Sains-en-Gohelle is an old mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras in the direction of Bethune. Fosse 10 is by an old mine and group of miners houses on the southern outskirts of the village, approximately 10 kilometres west of Lens.

Approaching Sains-en-Gohelle from the south on the main road, the Fosse 10 Communal Cemetery Extension is signposted to the left. The Commonwealth war graves are located in between two sections of civilian graves in the Communal cemetery.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this site is possible, but may be by an alternative entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The Extension is on the South side of the Communal Cemetery. It was begun in April, 1916 and used continuously (chiefly by Field Ambulances) until October 1918. Of the Chinese labourers, seven were reburied in this cemetery after the Armistice from the following cemetery:-

PETIT-CUINCY GERMAN CEMETERY, which was near the South side of the road from Cuincy to Esquerchin, in the commune of Cuincy. It contained, besides German graves, those of a small number of British soldiers, who were reburied after the Armistice in Douai British Cemetery.

There are now nearly 500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The Cemetery Extension covers an area of 2,134 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.