Gouy en Artois


Gouy-en-Artois is a village 15 kilometres south-west of Arras and 2 kilometres north of the road from Arras to Doullens (N 25). The Commonwealth war graves plot lies next to the Communal Cemetery on the south side of the village on the road to Bavincourt.

Gouy en Artois Communal Cemetery

Historical Information

The extension was made in April 1917 at the time of the Allied advance from Arras. Two further burials took place in June and July 1917, and five in March 1918.

Gouy-en-Artois Communal Cemetery Extension contains 44 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also four German war graves.

The extension was designed by Charles Holden.

Multi coloured grave stones

The rose coloured grave stones can be seen in a few CWGC Cemeteries
The angular shaped stone is one of the four German soldiers

Private William Buss

Private William Buss 19597
18th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Died on 10 April 1917 aged 25
Son of Harry and Ada Buss, of 49 Queen St, West Gorton, Manchester

Dear son how I think of you
Friends are friends
If they be true
I lost all when I lost you

Grave: A 11

Brigadier General Charles Bulkeley-Johnson

Brigadier General Charles Bulkeley-Johnson
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
General Staff: Commanding 8th Cavalry Brigade
Died on 11th April 1917 aged 49
Officer of the Legion of Honour (France),
Order of St George, 3rd Class (Russia),
Order of the Medjidie, 4th Class (Turkey).
Son of Francis and Jane Bulkeley-Johnson

Grave: A 30

The Hon George Dawson-Damer

Second Lieutenant
The Hon George Dawson-Damer
10th (Prince of Wales's Own Royal) Hussars
Died on 13th April 1917 aged 24
Son of 5th Earl of Portarlington and Viscountess Portman.
Previously to his commission in 10th Hussars he was Captain in Royal Dorset Yeomanry and fought in Gallipoli

Grave: A 31


Arras 1917 Arras 1917