Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.

Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France.

Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France - In November 1916, the village of Ficheux was behind the German front line, but by April 1917, the German withdrawal had taken the line considerably east of the village and in April and May, the VII Corps Main Dressing Station was posted near for the Battles of Arras. It was followed by the 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations, which remained at Boisleux-au-Mont until March 1918, and continued to use the Bucquoy Road Cemetery begun by the field ambulances. From early April to early August 1918 the cemetery was not used but in September and October, the 22nd, 30th and 33rd Casualty Clearing Stations came to Boisleux-au-Mont and extended it. By the date of the Armistice, it contained 1,166 burials but was greatly increased when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and from small cemeteries in the neighbourhood. The cemetery now contains 1,901 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 168 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 23 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 21 casualties buried by their comrades in Henin-sur-Cojeul German Cemetery, whose graves could not be found on concentration. The cemetery was used again in May 1940 for the burial of troops killed during the German advance. There are 136 burials and commemorations of the Second World War; 26 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate 39 soldiers whose graves in the cemetery could not be specifically located. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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    British Army 2969 Private Middlesex Regiment 2nd Battalion

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    British Army 200717 Private Middlesex Regiment

  • Died 1918

    British Army L/19380 Driver Royal Field Artillery

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    British Army 20149 Corporal Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 20149 Serjeant Royal Field Artillery 46th Brigade

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    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 148500

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 148500 Private Canadian Infantry

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    British Army 294619 Bombardier Royal Garrison Artillery

  • Died 1918

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    Died 1918

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    British Army 240022 Lance Corporal Acting Corporal Cheshire Regiment 1st/5th (Earl of Chester's) Battalion

    British Army 240022 Serjeant Cheshire Regiment 1st/5th (Earl of Chester's) Battalion

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    British Army 29544 Private Royal Dublin Fusiliers

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    British Army 35248 Private Northumberland Fusiliers

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    Canadian Expeditionary Force 261650

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 261650 Private Royal Canadian Regiment

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    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3055137

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 3055137 Private Canadian Infantry

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    British Army 20219 Private Dorsetshire Regiment

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    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2379353

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2379353 Private Canadian Infantry

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    Canadian Expeditionary Force 228432

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 228432 Lance Corporal Canadian Infantry

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    Born 1885

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2129301

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2129301 Private Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment 27th Battalion

  • Born 1886

    Died 1918

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2020998

    Canadian Expeditionary Force 2020998 Private Canadian Infantry

  • British Army 23279 Private Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry