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Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension

 

Dourlers

 

Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Dourlers village was in German hands during most of the First World War. It was taken on 7 November 1918, after heavy fighting, by the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 1st K.O.Y.L.I. The communal cemetery was used by the Germans during the war, but in November 1918, a small extension was made by Commonwealth troops at the west end. After the Armistice, the German graves from the communal cemetery and others from the battlefields, together with Commonwealth graves from small cemeteries and isolated positions, were brought into the extension. The extension contains 161 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. The extension also contains 108 German burials.

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

 

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