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Festubert Communal Cemetery

Location

Festubert is a village 8 kilometres east-north-east of Bethune on the D72. The Communal Cemetery is 500 metres west of the village church on the D72. The war graves will be found 20 metres from the main entrance, slightly to the left.

Festubert Communal Cemetery

 

Historical Information

There are now over 10, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over half are unidentified.

 


Private Andrew Anderson

Private Andrew Anderson 2981043
6th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Died on 28th May 1940 aged 27
Son of Andrew and Helen Anderson
of Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Grave: 1


Corporal Charles Pook

Corporal Charles Pook 5722469
2nd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment
Died on 26th May 1940 aged 33
Son of Ernest and Elizabeth Pook
Husband of P Pook
of Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire

Grave: 2


Private John McLuskie

Private John McLuskie 2982553
6th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Died on 28th May 1940 aged 26
Son of John and Margaret McLuskie
Husband of Elizabeth McLuskie
of Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Grave: 5


Drummer Joseph Ashurst

Drummer Joseph Ashurst 3446112
1/8th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
Died on 25th May 1940 aged 24
Husband of Winnifred Ashurst
of Eccles, Lancashire

Grave: 7


Private Pierce Gray

Private Pierce Gray 5726297
2nd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment
Died on 25th May 1940 aged 22
Son of James and Mary Gray
of Waterford, Irish Republic

Grave: 11


Private Alfred Hare

Private Alfred Hare 5727283
2nd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment
Died on 31st May 1940
Son of Mrs D Hare
of Burnt Oak, Middlesex

Grave: 12

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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