Webmatters Title
Webmatters : Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery

Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery

Location

Bois-Grenier is a village in the department of the Nord, 3,5 kilometres south of Armentières. The Communal Cemetery is at the southern end of the village. From the church take the D22 towards Fromelles/La Bassée.

GPS N E Wikimapia
Decimal 50.647613 2.875352 Map

Bois Grenier Communal Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Bois-Grenier remained in British hands, though close to the front line, from October 1914 to April 1918, and the earliest British burials were made in the Communal Cemetery.

Bois Grenier Communal Cemetery

There are now 121 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war commemorated in this site. Of these, eight are unidentified; three in Row K, were brought in after the Armistice, from the North side of the village.

There are also 4 unidentified French burials here.

Bois Grenier Communal Cemetery

The British plots cover an area of 431 square metres.

 


2nd Lieutenant Walter Fletcher

2nd Lieutenant Walter Fletcher
2nd Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers
Died on 20th March 1915 aged 27
Son of Charles and Katharine Fletcher
of Norham End, Oxford
Served in France from 13th August 1914

Grave: A 2

Remember his brother
Reggie 2nd Lieut RFA
Gheluvelt October 31st 1914

Reginald is commemorated on the Menin Gate — Panel 5


Private Wiliiam Merrifield

Private Wiliiam Merrifield 10395
1st Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Died on 20th December 1914 aged 20
Son of the late William and Emily Merrifield
of Shrewsbury

Grave: L 9


Private Frederick Thompson

Private Frederick Thompson 2117
1/4th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died on 25th May 1915 aged 19
Son of John and Fanny Thompson
of 31 Whitehall St, Wakefield

Grave: H 5


Private William Williams

Private William Williams 11091
2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died on 24th June 1915 aged 20
Son of Mary Williams
of Moelwyn View, Penrhyndendraeth, Merionethshire

Grave: E 2

 


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

CWGC Poppy Button