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Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1

 

Doullens

 

Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France. In March 1916 Commonwealth forces succeeded the French on the Arras front and the 19th Casualty Clearing Station came to Doullens, followed by the 41st, the 35th and the 11th. By the end of 1916, these had given way to the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital and the 2/1st Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station. From February 1916 to April 1918, these medical units continued to bury in the French extension (No 1) of the communal cemetery. In March and April 1918 the extension was filled and a second extension begun on the opposite side of the communal cemetery. The Communal Cemetery Extension No.1 contains 1,335 Commonwealth burials from the First World War.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private J. McArow, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.

 

Doullens 2

 

Doullens 3

 

Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Image 1 kindly provided by Richard Evans. See his website Nelson, Glamorgan and the Great War http://www.nelson-ww1-memorial.org.uk. Image 2 kindly provided by Pierre Vandervelden from his website www.inmemories.com.