Boves East Communal Cemetery

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Boves East Communal Cemetery

Boves, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
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Boves is a village in the Department of the Somme, 9.7 kilometres from Villers-Bretonneux. At Villers-Bretonneux head west on the N29 in the direction of Longeau and Amiens. After 6.5 kilometres turn left in the direction of Boves on the D167, heading south-west. At the junction go straight on, remaining on the D167, towards Boves. At the traffic lights in Boves, go straight on, under the arches, and the cemetery is approximately 100 metres on the right.

Boves has two communal cemeteries, on either side of the river. The 49th Casualty Clearing Station was at Boves from 23 April to the end of August 1918 and the 1st Canadian and 4th Canadian during August 1918. The burials in the two communal cemeteries and the extension to the West cemetery are mainly those of soldiers who died in the three hospitals. Boves East Communal Cemetery contains 15 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. Boves West Communal Cemetery contains 51 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 12 French graves. Boves West Communal Cemetery Extension was made in August 1918 and after the Armistice, 32 graves were brought into it from Boves Military Cemetery. It now contains 91 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and the grave of one unidentified airman of the Second World War.


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GPS Coordinates: 49.84738, 2.39524

  • Added: 1 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2251723