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White City Cemetery, Bois-Grenier


Bois-Grenier is a village about 4 kilometres south of Armentières. The Cemetery is south of the village, on the west side of the road (D22) to Radinghem.

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White City Cemetery


Historical Information

White City Cemetery was used by fighting units from October 1914 to December 1915 when it was closed. The cemetery contains 92 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, nine of them unidentified, and three German graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.


Lieutenant Leslie Benito Fisher

Lieutenant Leslie Benito Fisher
12th Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Died on 14th August 1915 aged 30
Son of Emma Fisher
of Brampton Park, Brampton, Hunts

Grave: C 5

Triumphant be their dirge
Who were the flower
Of mourning England

Private Clifford Spink

Private Clifford Spink 9035
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Died on 3rd August 1915 aged 16
Son of Isaac and Emma Spink
of 10 Brook St, Lincoln

Grave: C 9

Lance Corporal William Colley

Lance Corporal William Colley 2461
1/5th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died on 25th May 1915

Grave: D 4

Private William Colley

Private William Colley 2455
1/5th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died on 22nd May 1915

Grave: E 8

No idea if these two are related. Seems a coincidence that they have the same name and regiment and are in the same cemetery.


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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