Departement du Pas-de-Calais
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Sains-en-Gohelle is an old mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras in the direction of Bethune. Fosse 10 is by an old mine and group of miners houses on the southern outskirts of the village, approximately 10 kilometres west of Lens. Approaching Sains-en-Gohelle from the south on the main road, the Fosse 10 Communal Cemetery Extension is signposted to the left.
The Extension is on the South side of the Communal Cemetery. It was begun in April, 1916 and used continuously (chiefly by Field Ambulances) until October, 1918. Of the Chinese labourers, seven were reburied in this cemetery after the Armistice from Petit-Cuincy German Cemetery. There are now nearly 500 Commonwealth casualties from World War I commemorated at this site. The Cemetery Extension covers an area of 2,134 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.