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Awoingt British Cemetery




Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France, was begun in the latter half of October 1918 and used until the middle of December; the village had been captured on 9/10 October. By 28 October, the 38th, 45th and 59th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted in the neighbourhood, and the great majority of the burials were made from those hospitals, but 16 graves in Plot III, Row H, and Plot V, were brought in after the Armistice from the country immediately surrounding the village. Awoingt British Cemetery contains 653 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War, including a special memorial to one casualty whose grave in the cemetery cannot now be found. The cemetery also contains 63 war graves of other nationalities, most of them German.

Two men of the North Irish Horse, Private J. Evans and Private H. Brennan, are buried here. The location of their graves is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.

Image 1 kindly provided by Pierre Vandervelden from his website www.inmemories.com. Images 2 and 3 kindly provided by John Hare. Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.