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Fauquissart Military Cemetery


Fauquissart and Fleurbaix are hamlets of Laventie, a town near Armentières in the Pas de Calais.

Fauquissart Military Cemetery is on the north-west side of the main D171 road (Rue du Bois) halfway between Fleurbaix and Neuve Chapelle.

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Fauquissart Military Cemetery


Historical Information

Fauquissart Military Cemetery was begun in November 1914 by the 2nd Royal Berks and the 2nd Rifle Brigade, and used (mainly by the 8th Division) until June 1915.

The cemetery contains 105 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Nineteen of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to three soldiers known to be buried among them.

Fauquissart Military Cemetery


Rifleman L Rycroft

Rifleman Leonard Rycroft 4575
2nd Bn Rifle Brigade
Died on 15th February 1915 aged 19
Son of Elizabeth and the late Herbert Rycroft
of 19 Alma Terrace Silverhill, St Leonards-on-Sea

Grave: G 7

Private Thomas Bryant

Private Thomas Bryant 9813
2nd Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died on 16th November 1914 aged 20
Son of William and Rosina Bryant
of 15 Castle View Terrace, Boveney, Windsor

Grave: A 11


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