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Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier

Location

Bois-Grenier is a village 3 kilometres south of Armentières on the D222. Brewery Orchard Cemetery will be found on the east side of the village of Bois-Grenier, on the north side of the D22 road to La Chapelle d’Armentières.

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Brewery Orchard Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The cellar of the brewery was used as a dressing station and the cemetery was started in the orchard nearby in November 1914.

It was sheltered from enemy observation by ruined houses and continued in use until January 1918.

Brewery Orchard Cemetery contains 339 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also four Second World War burials and five German war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

Brewery Orchard Cemetery

A row of Australians

 


Private Robert Russell

Private Robert Russell 19632
16th Bn Royal Scots
Died on 28th January 1916 aged 19
Son of Andrew and Mary Russell
of 55, New Row, Dunfermline

Grave: III E 6

 


Other cemeteries in the area

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Canadian Cemetery No.2

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