SHRINE CEMETERY, BUCQUOY

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 49 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Bucquoy is approximately 19 kilometres south-south-west of Arras and Shrine Cemetery is on the outskirts of the village, on the south side of the road to Hannescamps.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.

History Information

The village of Bucquoy was occupied by the 7th Division on 17 March 1917, and was the scene of very heavy fighting in March and April 1918. Shrine Cemetery is named from a crucifix standing on a mound on the west side of the village. It was begun by the 46th (North Midland) Division in March 1917, and enlarged by other units in August 1918. After the Armistice further graves were brought in, mainly from Le Barque and Eaucourt-L'Abbe. The cemetery now contains 89 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and one German war grave. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

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