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Etaples Military Cemetery




Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. During the First World War, the area around Etaples was the scene of immense concentrations of Commonwealth reinforcement camps and hospitals. In 1917, 100,000 troops were camped among the sand dunes and the hospitals, which included eleven general, one stationary, four Red Cross hospitals and a convalescent depot, could deal with 22,000 wounded or sick. In September 1919, ten months after the Armistice, three hospitals and the QMAAC convalescent depot remained. The cemetery contains 10,773 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the earliest dating from May 1915. Some 35 of these burials are unidentified.

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




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