Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Jeancourt was a German hospital centre and the extension to the communal cemetery was used alternately by Commonwealth and German troops; a substantial German plot remains in the north-western part. The Commonwealth burials, made by the 59th (North Midland) Division and other fighting troops, began in April 1917, continued until February 1918, and were resumed in September 1918. Plots I and II were completed, and Plots III-VI made, after the Armistice, when 369 graves (almost all of March and September, 1918) were brought in from the surrounding battlefields.

 

The extension now contains 492 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 207 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to two casualties believed to be buried among them. The extension also contains 168 German burials. The extension was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (182)
  • German (168)
  • Australian (99)
  • Canadian (6)

Served in

  • Army (450)
  • Air Force (5)
Jeancourt Com Ext
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