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Barly French Military Cemetery


Barly is a village and commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, some 25 kilometres west-south-west of Arras, north of the main road Arras/Doullens (N25).

The French Military Cemetery is on the road (D8) leading to Bavincourt, approximately 1 kilometre from the village.

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Barly French Military Cemetery


Historical Information

The French Military Cemetery was begun by the French in September 1915, and used by British Field Ambulances and other units from March 1916, to May 1918; and after the Armistice the graves of nine men of the Indian Labour Corps were brought in from isolated positions.

There are now nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Barly French Military Cemetery

Indian Labour Corps


Captain (Brigade Major) E Wright MC

Captain (Brigade Major) E Wright MC
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Died on 11th May 1918

Grave: II A C

Capitaine Leopold de Pradel de Lamaze

Capitaine Leopold de Pradel de Lamaze 725
8è Régiment de Tirailleurs Algériens
Born on 9th June 1882 in Algeria
Died on 1st October 1915 aged 33
Died as a result of wounds

Grave: 168

The 8è RTA were in incorporated into the 4è Zouaves. They had been engaged in numerous actions in both France and Belgium (Where they had been rushed up to Pilkem following the gas attacks of 22nd April 1915). In August 1915 they were brought back to France and installed on the Arras front near Rivières. on the 25th September they were involved in an attack on the mill at Ficheux to the south of Arras. The Regiment received a citation for its bravery and in all probability it was here that Capitaine de Lamaze was seriously injured.


Shot at Dawn

Private Joseph Brennan

Private Joseph Brennan 4567
8th Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 16th July 1916
Son of Mrs Josephine Clark
of 29 Whipple St, Pawtucket, Rhodes Island, USA

Grave: II A 13

Shot at Dawn for desertion

Brennan had gone missing on the Arras front. Once located he was sent for Court Martial on 30th June and shot with Private Sloan (below) just over two weeks later.

Private John Sloan

Private John Sloan 3563
1/4th Bn King’s Own
Royal Lancaster Regiment
Died on 16th July 1916

Grave: II A 11

Shot at Dawn for desertion

Sloan is possibly the first Territorial of the war to have been executed. He absconded whilst on a training course in June 1916. Picked up six days later he was tried on 29th June.


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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