MAILLY-MAILLET COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Country France
Region Somme
Total identified casualties 126 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.08581
Longitude: 2.59639

Location Information

Mailly-Maillet is a village about 9 kilometres north of Albert. At the traffic lights in Mailly Maillet take the D120 in the direction of Colincamps following the CWGC sign. About 600 metres further on there is a small lane towards the Communal Cemetery and the Extension is on the east side of 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.

History Information

Mailly-Maillet was comparatively quiet until the German advance at the end of March 1918. It remained in Allied hands, but was severely shelled and the catacombs under the village were prepared for use by the troops. The extension was begun by French units (mainly Engineers) in June 1915. Commonwealth forces relieved the French here in August 1915, and field ambulances and fighting units continued to use the extension until December 1916, then again in March-July, 1918. The 51 French graves and those of two German prisoners have been removed to other cemeteries. Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension contains 126 First World War burials. The extension was designed by W C Von Berg.

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