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Cuinchy Communal Cemetery


Cuinchy is a village situated 10 kilometres east of Béthune. The cemetery is situated in the civil cemetery about one kilometre from the railway station. From Béthune follow the N41 through Cambrin and then turn left along D166 for approximately 500 metres until entering Cuinchy. Take the first turn on the right and follow the road past Woburn Abbey Cemetery until the junction and then turn left. The cemetery is situated within the Communal cemetery, 50 metres further along the road on the left.

Note that the graves are in a number of plots across the cemetery.

Cuinchy Communal Cemetery


Historical Information

Cuinchy remained during almost the whole of the War within range of German guns, and the cemeteries in the Commune were made, so far as British troops are concerned, by fighting units and Field Ambulances.

Cuinchy Communal Cemetery

There are now over 100, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Two graves from the 1914-18 War, destroyed by shell fire, are represented by special memorials.

The British plots cover an area of 314 square metres.

Cuinchy Communal Cemetery


Private Frederick Preece

Private Frederick Preece 5724468
22nd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment
Died on 26th May 1940 aged 28
Son of John and Alice Preece
Husband of Evelyn Preece
of Dorchester, Dorsetshire

Grave: I B 6

Captain Thomas Knox

Captain Thomas Knox
Viscount Northland
2nd Bn Coldstream Guards
Died on 1st February 1915 aged 32
Son of 5th Earl and Countess of Ranfurly
Husband of Lady Northland
of 24, Gilbert St., Grosvenor Square, London

Grave: II B 19

2nd Lieutenant Sidney Barthropp

2nd Lieutenant Sidney Barthropp
2nd Bn Royal Sussex Regiment
Died on 29th January 1915 aged 22
Son of Major and Mrs Alfred Barthropp
of Newport House, Essex

Grave: II D 27

Guardsman A Robson

Guardsman A Robson 17319
2nd Bn Grenadier Guards
Died on 3rd February 1915 aged 17
Son of Mrs Mary Malins
of 85, St. John St., West Smithfield, London
Born at Lambeth

Grave: II D 12

Rifleman Samuel Lowe

Rifleman Samuel Lowe R/12195
1st Bn King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Died on 9th August 1915 aged 17
Son of Mr John and Mrs S Lowe
of 32, Bowden St., Glodwick, Oldham

Special Memorial 1

Private J McQuilton

Private J McQuilton 1742
7th Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 18th April 1915 aged 20
Son of James and Mary McQuilton
of 347, Litherland Rd., Bootle, Liverpool

Grave: II E 8


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

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