HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 175 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.21815
Longitude: 2.83867

Location Information

Henin-sur-Cojeul is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 8 kilometres south-east of Arras on the D12E. Henin Communal Cemetery is approximately 0.75 kilometres south of the village and the Extension is on the east side of the Communal Cemetery.


Visiting Information

There are no opening times for this cemetery. Visitors simply gain access through the main wooden gates 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.

History Information

Henin-sur-Cojeul was captured on 2 April 1917, lost in March 1918, after an obstinate resistance by the 40th Division, and retaken on the following 24 August by the 52nd (Lowland) Division. The extension was made between April and November 1917, chiefly by the 21st and 30th Divisions. It was used for 15 burials at the end of August 1918 and enlarged after the Armistice when 68 graves were brought in from HENIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Henin Communal Cemetery Extension now contains 193 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 18 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate two casualties buried in Henin British Cemetery whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The extension was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

HENIN-SUR-COJEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 1

HENIN CRUCIFIX CEMETERY

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 61

ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 231