Houchin British Cemetery

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Houchin British Cemetery

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Houchin, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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Cemetery: HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY
Country: France
Locality: Pas de Calais
Visiting Information: The location or design of this site make wheelchair access impossible.
Location Information: Houchin is a village situated between Barlin and Bethune, about 5 kilometres south of Bethune. Houchin British Cemetery is on the south-west side of Houchin village. There are CWGC signposts to be found in the village of Houchin and on the main D72 road.
Historical Information: The cemetery was opened in March 1918 when the 6th Casualty Clearing Station came to Houchin. From April to September the German advance made Houchin unsafe for hospitals, and the cemetery was used by the 55th (West Lancashire) Division. In September 1918, the 6th Casualty Clearing Station returned to Houchin and was joined by the 15th in October. Houchin British Cemetery contains 700 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and two from the Second World War. There are also 39 German and one Belgian war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
No. of Identified Casualties: 734

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GPS Coordinates: 50.47955, 2.61047

  • Added: 18 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2250147