Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery

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Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery

Location
Richebourg-l'Avoue, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Richebourg is a village and commune to the north of Bethune in the Pas de Calais. From the church in Richebourg, head south on the D166. The Cemetery will be found on the right hand side of the road 950 metres from the church.

The cemetery was begun in January, 1915, and used until February, 1917; two German soldiers were buried in it in April, 1918, and some further British burials were made in Plot I, Row D in September, 1918. Plot II was made after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields in the neighbourhood and from certain smaller cemeteries.

There are now over 450 World War I casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly half are unidentified and three special memorials record the names of soldiers from the United Kingdom buried in Edgware Road Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery covers an area of 2,515 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

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GPS Coordinates: 50.57196, 2.74472

  • Added: 17 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2250080