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Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension

Location

Sains-en-Gohelle is an old mining village 20 kilometres north of Arras in the direction of B├ęthune. 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 Extension

 

Historical Information

The Extension is on the South side of the Communal Cemetery. It was begun in April, 1916 and used continuously (chiefly by Field Ambulances) until October 1918.

Of the Chinese labourers, seven were reburied in this cemetery after the Armistice from the following cemetery:- Petit-Cuincy German Cemetery, which was near the South side of the road from Cuincy to Esquerchin, in the commune of Cuincy. It contained, besides German graves, those of a small number of British soldiers, who were reburied after the Armistice in Douai British Cemetery.

There are now nearly 500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The Cemetery Extension covers an area of 2,134 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

 


Private W Falkingham

Private W Falkingham 7226
1st Bn Canadian Infantry
Western Ontario Regiment
Died on 23rd July 1917

Grave: II D 9


Private James Langley

Private James Langley 644018
116th Bn Canadian Infantry
Central Ontario Regiment
Died on 29th August 1917 aged 17
Son of the late Mr and Mrs John Langley

Grave: II C 42


Private John Wignall

Private John Wignall 757221
3rd Bn Canadian Infantry
Central Ontario Regiment
Died on 18th August 1917 aged 17
Son of Joseph and Jane Wignall
of 9, Fraser Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario

Grave: II A 40


Captain Sir Walter Farquhar Bart

Captain Sir Walter Farquhar Bart
59th Div, Royal Field Artillery
Died on 15th October 1918 aged 40
5th Bart. Son of Walter Farquhar, Esq. and
The Hon. Mrs Farquhar
Husband of Lady Farquhar
of 10, Warwick Square, London

Grave: III D 21

 


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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