FRANVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 253 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.96495
Longitude: 2.51103

Location Information

Franvillers is a village and district in the Department of the Somme, and stands on high ground above the River Ancre. It is 19 Kms from Amiens and 10 Kms from Albert on the D929 road. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are south-east of the village on the C201 road.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

History Information

The COMMUNAL CEMETERY at Franvillers was used at intervals from May 1916 to May 1918. It contains eight Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The adjoining EXTENSION was used from April to August 1918 by units and field ambulances engaged in the defence of Amiens. It contains 248 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and five German graves. The extension was designed by W C Von Berg.

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