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Wimmereux Communal Cemetery



Wimereux is a small town situated approximately 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From October 1914 onwards, Boulogne and Wimereux formed an important hospital centre and until June 1918, the medical units at Wimereux used the communal cemetery for burials, the south-eastern half having been set aside for Commonwealth graves, although a few burial were also made among the civilian graves. By June 1918, this half of the cemetery was filled, and subsequent burials from the hospitals at Wimereux were made in the new military cemetery at Terlincthun. Wimereux Communal Cemetery contains 2,847 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, two of them unidentified. There are also five French and a plot of 170 German war graves. The cemetery also contains fourteen Second World War burials, six of them unidentified. Because of the sandy nature of the soil, the headstones lie flat upon the graves.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Corporal Hubert Roe, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.



Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Image kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org.