General Directions: Gezaincourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, situated 2 kilometres to the south-west of the town of Doullens, and Bagneux British Cemetery lies to the south of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost in Gezaincourt village opposite the "Chateau" entrance.

The cemetery was begun in April 1918 after the close of the German offensive in Picardy. At the end of March, the 3rd, 29th and 56th Casualty Clearing Stations had come to Gezaincourt where they were joined for a short time in April by the 45th. They remained until September. The 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, in the citadel at Doullens, also buried in this cemetery in May and June 1918, and the 2nd Canadian Division in April and May. The graves in Plot III, Row A relate to a bombing raid over Doullens on 30 May 1918.

There are 1,374 servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by
Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Casualty Details: UK 1145, Canada 46, Australia 1, New Zealand 181, India 1, Total Burials: 1374


13320 Private

Robert Challoner

2nd/5th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

 26/05/1918, aged 25.

Son of Charles and Ann Challoner, of 10, Church Rd., Lytham, Lancs.

Plot II. D. 20

Picture courtesy of John Garlington

251765 Private

John Patton

"D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

24/08/1918, aged 20

Plot IV. D. 15

Son of Elizabeth and the late John Patton, of 30,
Duncan St., Pollokshaws, Glasgow.


Picture courtesy of  R. J. Paton, Great nephew of this soldier

8427 Lance Corporal

Jacob Walton

2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

30/04/1918, aged 32.

Son of William and Susannah Walton, of 16, Willenhall Rd., Bilston; husband of Martha Walton, of 2 Court, 7 House, Chapel St., Bilston, Staffs.

Plot I. D. 21.


Picture courtesy of Emma Walton, Jacob is her husbands Great Grandfather

81605 Private

John W. Lawrenson

15th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

27/08/1918, aged 31.

Eldest son of Mary Ann and the late Magnus Lawrenson, of 58, Hinge St., South Shields.

Plot V. B. 1C


Picture courtesy of Jeff Harkness, great cousin of this soldier

21624 Lance Corporal

Jack Keyworth

2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment

31/08/1918, aged 22.

Plot VI. B. 37.


Picture courtesy of Suzi Strafford



Hugh Courtenay,

D. S. O., M. C.

1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment

23/08/1918, aged 30.

Son of Charles C. and Constance H. Courtenay, of Manor Farm House, East Horsley, Surrey

Plot V. C. 18.


Picture courtesy of Rob & Penny Maitland-Stuart

51831 Rifleman

Arnold Emmett

3rd Bn. New Zealand Rifle Brigade

31/08/1918, aged 24.

Son of Arthur William and the late Jane Emmett, of Quinn's Rd., Shirley, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Plot VI. E. 18.


Picture courtesy of great niece, Dr Jennie Coleman


709987 Private
Roy Eugene Graham
26th Bn. Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)
Plot III. B. 23

Picture courtesy of Jim Walker

241430 Private

James Dean

1st/5th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

31/08/1918, aged aged 22.

Plot VI. B. 25

Born Wiswell, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire


Picture courtesy of niece, Pauline Littler



423910 Lance Corporal

Peter Eddy

10th Bn. London Regiment

24/08/1918, aged 39.

Son of William and Mary Eddy, of Glendurgan, Falmouth; husband of R. F. Eddy, of Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth.

Plot IV. G. 5.


Lance Corporal Peter Eddy, formerly of the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry and latterly of the 10th Battalion London Regiment, who died on 24th August 1918 aged 39.  He died from wounds received.  He was the son of William and Mary Eddy of Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall.  He left his wife, Rosina Frances, and their five children.

Picture courtesy of grandson, William Salisbury

204219 Private

Thomas Alfred Cook

1st Bn. Hertfordshire Regiment

20/08/1918, aged 33*.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Cook, of 10, Clarendon Rd., Luton, Beds.

Died of gunshot wounds.


*(Grave shows age at death as 33 but census details would make him only 31)


Picture courtesy of grandson, David Cook.


5728 Corporal

Herbert Tod

10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers

02/05/1918, aged 28.

Son of Robert and Bridgette Tod; husband of Ellen Tod, of 122, Vine Place, Milkstone Rd., Rochdale.

Plot I. A. 20.


His brother, Joseph was also killed and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.


Picture courtesy of Gerard Tod



240177 Private

Wilfred Riley

1st/5th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

01/09/1918, aged 23.

Son of Josiah and Mary Riley, of 71, Grey St., Burnley.

Plot VI. E. 12.





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