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Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension




Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France. The village of Avesnes-le-Comte was for some time the VI Corps headquarters. The 37th and 30th Casualty Clearing Stations were there from April 1916, the 42nd in June 1916, and the 41st in January 1917. The communal cemetery contains two Commonwealth burials of the First World War, both made in April 1916. Thereafter, burials were made in the extension, which contains 333 graves.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Sergeant R. A. Wylie, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.

Images kindly provided by Simon Godly. See his First World War website at www.webmatters.net. Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.