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Bagneux British Cemetery

Location

Gézaincourt is a village is situated 2 Kms to the south-west of the town of Doullens. Bagneux British Cemetery lies to the south of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost in Gézaincourt village opposite the Château entrance.

On the main road between Doullens and Amiens you will see an old commercial centre and a sign for the village of Gézaincourt. Take this road and you will see the cemetery sign posted as mentioned. You will have to cross and re-cross an old railway line.

Park at the bottom end of the cemetery near the track — either walk up the slope to the top end or down the pathway to the main entrance.

Bagneux British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The cemetery was begun in April 1918 after the close of the German offensive in Picardy. At the end of March, the 3rd, 29th and 56th Casualty Clearing Stations had come to Gézaincourt where they were joined for a short time in April by the 45th. They remained until September.

The 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, in the citadel at Doullens, also buried in this cemetery in May and June 1918, and the 2nd Canadian Division in April and May.

There are 1 374 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Bagneux British Cemetery

 

3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital

The graves in Plot III, Row A relate to a German bombing raid over Doullens on 30th May 1918.

3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital

Nursing Sister D Baldwin Nursing Sister Eden Pringle
Aged 25
Daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm Pringle
2030, 12th Avenue East
Vancouver, British Columbia
Nursing Sister A MacPherson
Grave: III A 24 Grave: III A 25 Grave: III A 26


Private Philippe Baillargeon

Private Philippe Baillargeon 192
Canadian Army Medical Corps
3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital
Died on 30th May 1918 aged 22
Son of Victor and Emma Baillargeon
of 528, Parent St, Windsor, Ontario
Born at Tecumseh, Ontario

Ici repose le corps de
Philippe Baillargeon
Tué en action
Par les bombes des Allemands

Grave: III A 18

 


Brigadier General Lumley Jones

Brigadier General Lumley Jones DSO
Essex Regiment
Commanding 13th Infantry Brigade
Died on 14th September 1918 aged 41
Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (France)
Officer of the Order of St Maurice
and St Lazarus (Italy)
Son of Richard and Catharine Jones
of Cefn Bryntalch, Abermule, Montgomeryshire

He devoted his life
To the service of his country
And died on her behalf

Grave: V F 24


Able Seaman William Carnall

Able Seaman William Carnall R/5557
Hawke Bn Royal Naval Division
Died on 27 August 1918 aged 17
Son of Ernest and Florence Carnall
of 52 Denman St, Leicester

Grave: VI B 5


Private Harold Kawai

Private Harold Kawai 19634
New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion
Died on 1st May 1918 aged 17
Son of Hami and Matirita Tutu
of Chaucer Rd, Napier, New Zealand

Grave: I D 24

 

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