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HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
700
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CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
2.61051
Latitude:
50.47957

Location Information

Houchin is a village situated between Barlin and Bethune, about 5 kilometres south of Bethune. Houchin British Cemetery is on the south-west side of Houchin village.

There are CWGC signposts to be found in the village of Houchin and on the main D72 road.

Visiting Information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on 01628 634221.

Historical Information

The cemetery was opened in March 1918 when the 6th Casualty Clearing Station came to Houchin. From April to September the German advance made Houchin unsafe for hospitals, and the cemetery was used by the 55th (West Lancashire) Division. In September 1918, the 6th Casualty Clearing Station returned to Houchin and was joined by the 15th CCS in October.

Houchin British Cemetery contains 700 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and two from the Second World War. There are also 39 German and one Belgian war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.