Luke Copse British Cemetery, Puisieux

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The village of Puisieux was taken by Commonwealth forces on the 28 February 1917, lost on the 26 March 1918 and recovered on the following 21 August. In the spring of 1917, the battlefields of the Somme and Ancre were cleared by V Corps and a number of new cemeteries were made. Luke Copse British Cemetery (originally known as V Corps Cemetery No. 19) is on the old front line of July 1916. It is named from one of four small plantations that were on or close behind that line, between Serre and Hebuterne. The graves are of casualties of the 31st and 3rd Divisions, who died in attacks on 1 July and 13 November 1916.


There are now 72 First World War burials in the cemetery, 28 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by N A Rew.


Served with

·         United Kingdom (44)

Served in

·         Army (44)