Franvillers is a village and district in the Department of the Somme, and stands on high ground above the River Ancre. It is 19 Km from Amiens and 10 Km from Albert on the D929 road. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are south-east of the village on the C201 road.

Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension

Historical Information

The Communal Cemetery at Franvillers was used at intervals from May 1916 to May 1918. It contains eight Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

The adjoining Extension was used from April to August 1918 by units and field ambulances engaged in the defence of Amiens. It contains 248 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and five German graves.

The extension was designed by W C Von Berg.

Franvillers Communal Cemetery

Private William Winchcomb 6803 (served as W Duffy), 21st Bn AIF
Died on 22nd April 1918

Private Colin Robertson

Private Colin Robertson 766
22nd Bn AIF
Died on 19th May 1918 aged 20
Son of Margaret Robertson, of Service St, Clunes, Victoria, Australia, and the late James Robertson
Native of Nathalia, Victoria

Grave: I B 7

Private Robert Bailey

Private Robert Bailey 8
34th Bn AIF
Died on 8th May 1918 aged 23
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Bailey. Native of Muswellbrook, New South Wales

Grave: I A 18

Lt Colonel James Paine DSO

Lt Colonel James Paine DSO
76th Bde Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 25th July 1918 aged 47
Son of the late James and Mary Paine, of Springfield, West Monkton, Taunton
Husband of C Paine, of Dunescote, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Grave: II A 24

Private George Cann

Private George Cann 79430
9th Bn Royal Fusiliers
Died on 25th August 1918 aged 18
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Cann, of 4, Orchard Place, East Acton, London

Also 28982 Private Albert Cann
12th Bn Middlesex Regiment
Killed 17th Feb 1917
They died that we might live

Albert is commemorated on the
Thiepval Memorial (12 D)
Aged 19

Grave: II C 19


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