Departement de la Somme
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Bouzincourt was used as a field ambulance station from early in 1916 to February 1917, when the Allied line went forward from the Ancre. It was in German hands for a few days in the spring of 1918. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension was begun in May 1916 and used until February 1917. In the early part of July 1916, it was used not only for burials from the field ambulances but also for the interment of many soldiers killed in action and brought back from the line. The extension was reopened from the end of March 1918 until the following September and used largely by the 38th (Welsh) Division. In 1919, 20 graves were brought in from the immediate neighbourhood of Bouzincourt and in 1925, 108 more were brought in from the various Somme battlefields and from Framerville Churchyard.
The Extension now contains 589 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 108 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. (Details from the CWGC website: www.cwgc.org.)