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Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery


Sains-en-Gohelle is an old mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras in the direction of Béthune. Fosse 10 is by an old mine and group of miners houses on the southern outskirts of the village, approximately 10 kilometres west of Lens. Approaching Sains-en-Gohelle from the south on the main road, the Fosse 10 Communal Cemetery Extension is signposted to the left.

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Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery


Historical Information

There is just the one identified burial in this cemetery. The main CWGC plot is within the Cemetery Extension.

Private W MacKenzie

Private W MacKenzie 1827
23rd Bn Royal Fusiliers
Died on 17th March 1916

Grave: 5


The French Military plot

Soldat Paul Paxion

Soldat Paul Paxion 5987
21e Régiment d’Infanterie
Died on 18th October 1914 aged 23
Died of wounds — Ambulance No 3
of 21e Corps based at Sains en Gohelle
Native of Venarey-les-Laumes (21)

Grave : 532

Soldat Simon Boublil

Soldat Simon Boublil
158e Régiment d’Infanterie
Died on 23rd February 1915 aged 22
Died of wounds — Ambulance No 3
of 21e Corps based at Sains en Gohelle
Native of Tunis (Tunisia)

Grave : 433

This is a standard French Military Jewish headstone. Boublil may have been a French colonial.

Stretcher Bearer Joseph Thomain

Brancardier Joseph Thomain
Stretcher Bearer 22e SIM
[22nd Section of Military Nurses]
Died on 17th June 1915 aged 34
Died of wounds — Ambulance No 3
of 21e Corps based at Sains en Gohelle
native of Étampes (91)

Grave : 24

Sous-Lieutenant Marie-Benoit Deroquetaillade

Sous-Lieutenant Marie-Benoit de Roquetaillade
158e Régiment d’Infanterie
Died on 16th March 1915 aged 26
KIA at Notre Dame de Lorette
Native of Montjaux (12)

Grave : 9

The date on his cross is wrong.


Amongst those buried in the civilian cemetery

Lt Colonel Lui Seligmann

Lt Colonel Seligmann Lui
Directeur de la télégraphie au GQG [GHQ]
Died on 9th December 1915 aged 60
Died due to illness aggrevated by his service.
He was in fact a civilian called to the colours to assist in his professional capacity.

Capitaine Albert Pouillias

Capitaine Albert Pouillias
1er Bn Chasseurs à Pied
Died on 25th September 1915 aged 36
Was killed at Angres during the French offensive to take Souchez

You will notice his original military cross behind his headstone.


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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