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Grevillers British Cemetery


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Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. The village of Grevillers was occupied by Commonwealth troops on 14 March 1917 and in April and May the 3rd, 29th and 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations were posted nearby. They began the cemetery and continued to use it until March 1918, when Grevillers was lost to the German during their great advance. On the following 24 August, the New Zealand Division recaptured Grevillers and in September, the 34th, 49th and 56th Casualty Clearing Stations came to the village and used the cemetery again. After the Armistice, 200 graves were brought in from the battlefields to the south of the village, and 40 from an adjoining cemetery made during the German occupation. There are now 2,106 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private G. Galbraith, is buried here. The location of his grave is marked in yellow on the CWGC cemetery plan below.


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Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Images kindly provided by Ben Hatherell via Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/bhfs2003