Barly French Military Cemetery
Pas-de-Calais, France

Photo courtesy of Tony Emptage

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Location Information

Barly is a village and commune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, some 25 kilometres west-south-west of Arras, north of the main road Arras/Doullens (N25).

The French Military Cemetery is on the road (D8) leading to Bavincourt, approximately 1 kilometre from the village.

Historical Information

The French Military Cemetery was begun by the French in September, 1915, and used by British Field Ambulances and other units from March, 1916, to May, 1918; and after the Armistice the graves of nine men of the Indian Labour Corps were brought in from isolated positions.

There are now nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Identified Casualties 28

Shot at Dawn:

3563 Private J. Sloan. 1st /4th King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment executed for desertion on 16/07/1916. Grave location 2/A/11.

4567 Private J. Brennan. 1st/8th King's (Liverpool) Regiment, executed for desertion on 16 07/1916. Grave location 2/A/13.

 

The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.