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Terlincthun British Cemetery


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Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France, was begun in June 1918 when the space available for service burials in the civil cemeteries of Boulogne and Wimereux was exhausted. It was used chiefly for burials from the base hospitals. In July 1920 the cemetery contained more than 3,300 burials, but for many years Terlincthun remained an 'open' cemetery and graves continued to be brought into it from isolated sites and other burials grounds throughout France where maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery now contains 4,378 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and more than 200 war graves of other nationalities.

Two men of the North Irish Horse, Lieutenant H. P. Kellock and 2nd Lieutenant J. Knox, are buried here. The location of their graves is shown 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 Patrick John Quinn via Flickr www.flickr.com/people/patrick_john_quinn