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WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 232 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.27902, Longitude: 2.61966

Location information

Wanquetin is a village approximately 12 kilometres west of Arras and approximately 6 kilometres north of Beaumetz. Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension lies to the north-east of the village on the road to Warlus (D.59).

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History information

A few burials were made in the communal cemetery from March to November 1916, but in October 1916, the 41st Casualty Clearing Station came to the village, and by the end of November it had become necessary to begin the extension. The last graves made in the cemetery were those in Plot II, Row E, where 23 men of the 3rd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion, killed on 24 September 1918 in a German daylight air raid over Warlus, are buried (a further 10 from this incident are buried in Plot II, Row C).

The communal cemetery contains eight Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the extension 222. The extension also contains nine Second World War burials from May 1940.

The extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.