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Beuvry Communal Cemetery

Location

Beuvry is a town in the Pas de Calais, approximately 3 kilometres east of Bethune. The Communal Cemetery is 200 metres north of the church on Rue Edouart Vallant. The main war graves plot will be found directly opposite the entrance with scattered smaller plots to the right of this.

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Beuvry Communal Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Beuvry village was largely occupied during the War by Royal Engineers, Supply units and Artillery horse-lines. It remained in British possession even during the German offensive of April, 1918. Beuvry Communal Cemetery was used by units and Field Ambulances from November 1914, to August 1916.

Beuvry Communal Cemetery

There are now over 100, 1914-18 and 30, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number from the 1939-45 War are unidentified.

Beuvry Communal Cemetery

 


Captain Peter Pick

Captain Peter Pick
1st Bn Canadian Infantry
Western Ontario Regiment
Died on 15th June 1915 aged 32
Son of Richard and Isabella Pick
of Nichol, Ontario

Grave: 49


Lt Colonel Henry Becher

Lt Colonel Henry Becher
1st Bn Canadian Infantry
Western Ontario Regiment
Died on 15th June 1915 aged 40
Son of Henry and Katherine Becher
of Thornwood, London, Ontario

Grave: 46


Captain Stephen Ussher

Captain Stephen Ussher
129th Duke of Connaught’s Own
Baluchis
Died on 16th December 1914 aged 32
Son of the Rev. Richard and Mary Ussher
of Westbury Vicarage, Brackley, Northants

Grave: 3


Captain Hubert Rome

Captain Hubert Rome
20th Duke of Cambridge’s Own Infantry
(Brownlow’s Punjabis)
Attached
129th Duke of Connaught’s Own
Baluchis
Died on 18th December 1914 aged 31
Son of Thomas and Mrs Rome
of Charlton House, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham
Husband of Doris Rome
of Darnaconnar, Barrhill, Ayrshire

Grave: 4


Captain Robert Gilchrist

Captain Robert Gilchrist
46th Punjabis
attached
59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force)
Died on 19th December 1914 aged 36
Burma Police Medal
Son of Brigadier General R and Mrs H Gilchrist

Grave: 5

 


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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