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Fouquescourt British Cemetery

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 248 Find these casualties
  • Region Somme
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.77367, Longitude: 2.75475

Location information

Fouquescourt is a village 35 kilometres east of Amiens and 8 kilometres due north of Roye. The British Cemetery is a little north of the village on the east side of the road to Maucourt.

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History information

Fouquescourt village was captured by the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade on 10 August 1918. Fouquescourt British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields in a wide area round the village and other burial grounds, including:- ARVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, which contained one unidentified British soldier. ASSEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, on the West side of the village, begun by the French (who captured the place in 1916), which contained the graves of ten soldiers and one Royal Marine gunner from the United Kingdom, two soldiers from South Africa and one from Australia. BEAUFORT CHURCHYARD, which contained one British burial of March, 1918. BELLOY-EN-SANTERRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY FRENCH EXTENSIONS, which were two in number, containing respectively the graves of four and eleven soldiers from the United Kingdom. The village was captured by the Foreign Legion in July, 1916, and the British graves were made in 1916 and 1917. CAPPY FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERY, which was an Extension of the Communal Cemetery North of the village of Cappy, and was used both by French and by German troops. It contained the graves of 590 French soldiers, 213 German, 16 from the United Kingdom and 13 from Australia. The British graves were made in 1915 and 1918. CHAULNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY GERMAN EXTENSION (known as the New Military Cemetery by the Railway Station), which contained the graves of 201 German soldiers and three from the United Kingdom who fell in April and May, 1918. ESTREES-DENIECOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, at the West end of the village, which contained the grave of one soldier from the United Kingdom. MEHARICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, on the North side of the Communal Cemetery, which contained the graves of nine soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in February and March, 1917, and 225 French soldiers. The cemetery contains 376 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 130 of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to one casualty believed to be buried among them, and to five others buried by the Germans whose graves could not be found. The date of death in the great majority of cases is February or March 1917, or March, April or August 1918, but a few graves of 1915 will be found in Plots I and III.