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Wicres Churchyard

Location

Wicres is a small village in the Départment du Nord, some 8 kilometres north-north-east of La-Bassée, on the Béthune-Lille road (N41).

From Arras, it is more convenient to take the N47 which joins the N 41 at Illies.

From the N41 turn right onto the D22 just after the German Cemetery which borders the main road on your right. Take the next road to your left into Wicres village.

The church is in the centre. A second, larger German cemetery can be found just behind it.

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Decimal 50.570785 2.867973 Map

 

Historical Information

The Commonwealth war graves are in two plots of four, either side of the church.

Two of the casualties are unidentified.

Wicres Churchyard Cemetery

The three Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

Private Walter Jenkins 202553
1st/7th Bn Middlesex Regiment
Died on 26th February 1917 aged 27
Son of Frederick and Susan Jenkins
of Ruishton, Taunton, Somerset
Grave: 1

Captain Hugh Williams
14th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died on 5th June 1916 aged 33
Son of Griffith and Elizabeth Williams
of Criccieth, Carnarvonshire
Husband of the late Fanny Williams
Grave: 3

Private A Hayward 20783
14th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died on 5th June 1916 aged 19
Son of William and Ethel Hayward
of 33, Llantevel Rd, Pontypridd, Glam
Grave: 4

Private J Cottrell 21256
14th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died on 5th June 1916
Grave: 5

Second Lieutenant R Pringle
8th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Died on 23rd April 1917
Grave: 7

Private J Fox 242141
2nd/6th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on 13th June 1917 aged 19
Son of James and Sarah Fox
of 15, Pennsylvania Rd, Club Moor, Liverpool
Grave: 8

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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