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.
The cemetery was designed by
Sir Edwin Lutyens
George Hartley Goldsmith
Details: UK 1145, Canada 46, Australia 1, New Zealand 181, India 1, Total
This picture courtesy of Colin Ellender
2nd/5th Bn. King's
Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Died of wounds
Son of Charles and Ann Challoner, of 10, Church
Rd., Lytham, Lancs.
Plot II. D. 20
Picture courtesy of John
1st/6th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
wounds 24/08/1918, aged 20
Plot IV. D.
Elizabeth and the late John Patton, of 30,
Duncan St., Pollokshaws, Glasgow.
Picture courtesy of R. J. Paton, Great nephew of
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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.
Picture courtesy of Emma Walton, Jacob is her husbands
Durham Light Infantry
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
Plot VI. B.
Picture courtesy of Suzi Strafford
D. S. O., M. C.
Charles C. and Constance H. Courtenay, of Manor Farm House, East
Plot V. C.
Picture courtesy of Rob & Penny Maitland-Stuart
3rd Bn. New
Zealand Rifle Brigade
Son of Arthur
William and the late Jane Emmett, of Quinn's Rd., Shirley, Christchurch, New
Plot VI. E. 18.
Picture courtesy of great niece, Dr Jennie Coleman
Roy Eugene Graham
26th Bn. Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)
Plot III. B. 23
Picture courtesy of
East Lancashire Regiment
aged aged 22.
Plot VI. B.
Wiswell, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire
Picture courtesy of niece, Pauline Littler
William and Mary Eddy, of Glendurgan, Falmouth; husband of R. F. Eddy,
of Durgan, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth.
Plot IV. G.
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
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