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Albuera Cemetery

Location

The village of Bailleul-sire-Bethoult is 8 kilometres north-east of Arras and the Cemetery is west of the village.

The farm track leading out to the cemetery is cobbled. The cemetery is immediately after the wee railway bridge. It is possible to turn around by reversing the few metres to the other side of the bridge.

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Albuera Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult was occupied by the 2nd Division on 13th April 1917 and Albuera Cemetery was made in April-November 1917 by fighting units; the origin of its current name is not known and it was often called Bailleul Military Cemetery. The cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of Arras. It is divided into two plots, called (exceptionally) North and South.

Albuera Cemetery

Albuera Cemetery contains 253 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 110 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 15 casualties known to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains one German war grave.

Albuera Cemetery

 

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