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Laventie Communal Cemetery


Laventie is a village and commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. The cemetery is situated on the northern outskirts of the town.

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Laventie Communal Cemetery


Historical Information

The Communal Cemetery was used for nine United Kingdom burials in 1914-16; and in April 1918, the Germans buried in it five men of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division.

However, only one British grave now remains. Eight burials were transferred to Longuenese (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery and five are commemorated by Special Memorials in nearby Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue.

Laventie Communal Cemetery

Major Harman’s grave — the only CWGC burial


Major George Harman

Major George Harman DSO
2nd Bn Rifle Brigade
Died on 28th November 1914 aged 42
Son of Lt. General Sir George Harman, KCB
Husband of May Harman

Grave: 9


Other military graves

There are two small plots of military graves. One at the right hand edge of the cemetery and the other along an alley to its left.

There is an explication panel on the wall placed by a local association L’Alloeu Terre de Batailles 1914-1918.

Commandant Sammarcelli Commandant Sammarcelli

Commandant Vital Sammarcelli
54e Bn Chasseurs à Pied
Born on 14th October 1877 at Ajaccio (Corsica)
Died on 20th October 1914 aged 37
Killed during the fighting for Fromelles.

Grave: Main group

Adjudant Chef Henri Croquet

Adjudant Chef Henri Croquet
[Sergeant Major]
18e Groupe de cyclistes
Born on 21st July 1881 at Fayet (Aisne)
Died on 20th October 1914 aged 33
Died of wounds at Fromelles

Grave: Alley way group

Soldat Paul Hendricks

Soldat Paul Hendricks
German Army
Born on 27 July 1891 at Köln
Died on 12th October 1914 aged 23

Grave: Alley way group


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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