Bailleul Cemetery

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Headstone for Charles Whyte at Bailleul Cemetery, Courtesy of Andrew Holmes

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 Kms south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille.[1]

Bailleul Cemetery is in Northern France. It contains 610 Commonwealth burials of the First World War; 17 of the graves were destroyed by shell fire and are represented by special memorials.[2]

Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension contains 4,403 Commonwealth burials of the First World War; 11 of the graves made in April 1918 were destroyed by shell fire and are represented by special memorials. There are also 17 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 154 German burials from both wars.[3]

The earliest Commonwealth burials at Bailleul were made at the east end of the communal cemetery and in April 1915, when the space available had been filled, the extension was opened on the east side of the cemetery. The extension was used until April 1918, and again in September, and after the Armistice graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields.[4]



Charles W. Whyte, BCCE Plot 2, Row F, Grave 56




Also See

War Graves


External Links

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/2000048/BAILLEUL%20COMMUNAL%20CEMETERY%20EXTENSION,%20NORD



--Cgervasoni (talk) 10:47, 4 March 2015 (AEDT)