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 was designed by
Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Details: UK 1145, Canada 46, Australia 1, New Zealand 181, India 1, Total
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
1st/6th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
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
Son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. Cook, of 10, Clarendon Rd., Luton, Beds.
shows age at death as 33 but census details would make him only 31)
Picture courtesy of grandson, David Cook.
Robert and Bridgette Tod; husband of Ellen Tod, of 122, Vine Place,
Milkstone Rd., Rochdale.
Plot I. A.
brother, Joseph was also killed and is commemorated on the Thiepval
Picture courtesy of Gerard Tod
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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