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BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT Print this image


Country:
France
Locality:
Somme
Identified Casualties:
1371

Location Information

Gezaincourt is a village situated 2 Kms to the south-west of the town of Doullens. Bagneux British Cemetery lies to the south of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost in Gezaincourt village opposite the "Chateau" entrance.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access is possible to the cemetery with some difficulty.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

At the end of March, the 3rd, 29th and 56th Casualty Clearing Stations moved to Gezaincourt, where they were joined for a short time in April by the 45th. They remained until September. The cemetery was begun in April 1918, after the close of the German offensive in Picardy. The 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, in the citadel at Doullens, also buried in this cemetery in May and June 1918, and the 2nd Canadian Division in April and May. The graves in Plot III, Row A relate to a bombing raid over Doullens on 30 May 1918.

There are 1,374 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.