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Puchevillers British Cemetery

 

Puchevillers 1

 

Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. In June 1916, just before the opening of the Battles of the Somme, the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Puchevillers. Plots I to V, and almost the whole of Plot VI, were made by those hospitals before the end of March 1917. For the next two months the 2nd/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station used the cemetery. Plot VII contains for the most part the graves of men who died in the German advance in 1918, many of whom were buried by the 49th Clearing Station in March 1918, or by the 48th Labour Group in August. Puchevillers British Cemetery contains 1,763 First World War burials.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Captain Charles Norman, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan on this page.

 

Puchevillers 2

 

Puchevillers 3

 

Image 1 kindly provided by Pieter van Elteren from his traces of a war website at www.peterswar.net. Image 2 kindly provided by Simon Godly from his First World War website at www.webmatters.net. Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.