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Wood Cemetery


Wood Cemetery is in the village of Marcelcave, 24 kilometres east of Amiens in the Department of the Somme. From Amiens take the Route Nationale N29 to Villers Bretonneux. Turn onto the D23 in the direction of Démuin. Take the first road to the left D136 to reach the village of Marcelcave. On arriving in Marcelcave turn right into the Rue 11 novembre towards the Mairie and La Poste.

There is a green CWGC sign post off to your left at the next large intersection before you reach the village green. The Cemetery is about two kilometres down this road, which will become the Rue de Cayaux. It will be on your left in a field just behind a hedge row. According to the crops growing at the time it may not be easily visible until past it. If you reach the large wood on your right you have travelled too far.

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Wood Cemetery Marcelcave


Historical Information

Marcelcave was captured by the Canadian Corps on 8 August 1918. Wood Cemetery was made by the Canadian Corps later that month. The cemetery contains 50 First World War burials, three of which are unidentified.

Wood Cemetery Marcelcave

Almost all the burials are Canadians


Private Frederick Shackleton

Private Frederick Shackleton 198921
19th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 22

Grave: B 14

Private Neil McMillan

Private Neil McMillan 800203
19 Bn Canadian infantry
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 33
Son of Roger and Isabella McMillan
of Urakaig, Colonsay, Argyle, Scotland

Grave: B 13

Dileas Gu Bas

Faithful unto death

Private Philippe Desjardins

Private Philippe Desjardins 120219
22nd Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 9th August 1918 aged 29
Son of Treffe Desjardins and Aldea Provost
of Montreal

Grave: B 9

Private Gerald West

Private Gerald West 1096355
3rd Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 19
Son of James and Elizabeth Brown
of Courtice, Ontario
Native of Scarborough, Ontario

Grave: A 15


Other cemeteries in the area

There is also a French Military Cemetery on the northern side of Marcelcave near the railway line.

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

CWGC Poppy Button