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Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery


Bailleulval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 13 km south-west of Arras, and the Cemetery is one kilometre west of the village on the north side of the main road from Arras to Doullens (N25).

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Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery

Historical Information

The cemetery was made in March 1918 by the 7th, 20th and 43rd Casualty Clearing Stations, but when the German advance began at the end of that month, their place was taken by field ambulances of the units fighting on the Arras front, notably the 31st Division and the Canadian Corps.

Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery

In August and September, when the Germans had been pushed back, the 45th and 46th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted to the neighbourhood.

Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery contains 688 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 55 German war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.

Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery

German graves

Gassed - by John Singer-Sargent

Gassed — by the American painter John Singer-Sargent
Conceived near the site of the cemetery

2nd Corporal Arthur Robinson

2nd Corporal Arthur Robinson 505916
54th Light Railway Operating Company
Died on 12th June 1918 aged 24
Son of John and Annie Robinson
of Bishop’s Hull
Husband of Millicent Robinson
of 7, Shutewater Hill, Bishop’s Hull, Taunton

Grave: II E 3

Gunner Russell Crowther

Gunner Russell Crowther 287035
34th Siege Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 13th July 1918 aged 17
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Crowther
of Wilby’s Place, Upper Batley Lane, Batley, Yorks

Grave: II E 18

Ah ! Yes he’s gone
His happy spirit’s fled
And now he’s
With the silent dead

Private Cyril Padbury

Private Cyril Padbury M2/224213
565th Mechanical Transport Company
Army Service Corps
Died on 24th August 1918 aged 19
Son of William and Emily Padbury
of Beckenham, Kent

Grave: III E 7

Lt Colonel Philip Budge

Brevet Lt Colonel Philip Budge DSO
232nd Brigade
Royal Field Artillery
Died on 11th September 1918 aged 36
Son of Mr. and Mrs. P Budge
of Poole, Dorset
Husband of Evelyn Budge
of 35, Elvaston Place, South Kensington, London
Commissioned December 1900

Grave: V A 36

Private Harold Coupe

Private Harold Coupe 79766
23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers
Died on 8th September 1918 aged 18
Son of George and Betty Coupe
of 238, Market St., Shawforth, Rochdale

Grave: V A 25

Death did to me
Short warning give
Therefore be careful
How you live

Private Archibald Miller

Private Archibald Miller 928769
1st Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 5th September 1918 aged 19
Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller
of 18, Brant St., Stratford, Ontario
Native of Alma, Ontario

Grave: IV A 34

Other cemeteries in the area