BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY,

FRENCH EXTENSION

Bully-Grenay

Pas de Calais

France

 

General Directions: Bully is approximately 20 kilometres north of Arras. From Arras, take the D937 towards Bethune. At Sains-en-Gohelle, turn right onto the D166E towards Bully. At the first (Casimir Beugret) roundabout, turn right into the Rue Ferdinand Marche. The Cemetery (known locally as the 'Cimetiere de Bully-les-Mines') is 200 metres down this road on the right. The Commonwealth war graves plot is obvious as soon as you enter the communal cemetery.

Bully-Grenay is the name of the railway station (on the main Hazebrouck-Arras line) serving this village and Grenay, but the double name was generally applied to the village and the communal cemetery of Bully by the troops.

The FRENCH EXTENSION was made by French troops on the west side of the communal cemetery, and Commonwealth forces, who took their place in this part of the line in June 1915, buried in it until June 1916.

The French extension contains 91 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

The BRITISH EXTENSION, on the south-west side of the communal cemetery, was begun at the end of April 1916, and was used until October. From April 1917 to March 1918, (Plot II, Row E to the last row of Plot IV), it was very largely an artillery burial ground. At the Armistice, Plot VI, Rows A-C, had been completed, and the cemetery contained 595 graves.

After the Armistice, Plots V (D-G), VI (C and D) and VII to IX were made when graves were brough in from isolated positions and small burial grounds on the battlefields east of Grenay. Three came from Grenay Churchyard, which had been damaged by shell fire and was closed. One came from the German Extension of Sallaumines Communal Cemetery.

There are now 803 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War in the British extension. 141 of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to two casualties known to have been buried at Sallaumines whose graves could not be found. The extension also contains one Second World War burial.

The British extension was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Shot at Dawn: Driver J. W. Swaine, 54th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion 09/06/1916, row B. 6.

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.

Casualty Details: UK 91, Total Burials: 91

 

 

Bovril Alley. Communication trench from Bully-Grenay to Angres Sector. 18pdr field gun emplacements in mid-distance.

Bully-Grenay village and Church behind. R.N. Division, August 1916.

IWM (Q 14731)

 

 

IWM (Q 14729)

The Main Street, Bully-Grenay, showing advanced Dressing Station of the 2nd. R.N. Field Ambulance R.N. Division. August 1916.

 

 

 

 

Buried within this cemetery:

 

ALLEN, J W Private 17166 20/03/1916 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 48. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
ARMSTRONG, J F Private 3108 02/09/1915 London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) United Kingdom A. 17. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
ATKINSON, W Private 21627 21/03/1916 23 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 51. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BAYNES, G 2nd Corporal 965 30/08/1915 24 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 7. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BENNETT, A Private 2236 08/06/1915 London Regiment United Kingdom A. 2. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BRADLEY, J Gunner 47141 01/09/1915 18 Royal Garrison Artillery United Kingdom A. 14. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BROWN, AUGUST WILLIAM Private 1716 16/03/1916 21 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 4. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BROWN, G Sapper 911 30/08/1915 18 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 8. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BURDEKIN, E L Lance Corporal 786 17/03/1916 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 45. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BURKE, W Lance Corporal 10206 27/04/1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 82. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
BUTCHART, J Private 1163 26/04/1916 26 Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) United Kingdom B. 2. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
CALADINE, JOHN HENRY Lance Corporal 14373 27/04/1916 21 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 83. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
COLLINS, P J Private 10332 27/02/1916 19 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 26. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
COX, J Private 1728 31/08/1915 London Regiment United Kingdom A. 16. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
CRAIG, H Shoeing Smith 2022 31/03/1916 36 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 56. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION

 

CRAIG, J Private 6710 21/04/1916 33 Cameron Highlanders United Kingdom A. 75. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
CRIMMINS, JOHN Private 13758 01/04/1916 25 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom A. 57. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
CROSS, T V Gunner RMA/11310 20/06/1915 26 Royal Marine Artillery United Kingdom A. 3. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
CUMMINS, JOHN Private 10423 07/06/1916 21 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom B. 5. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
DALE, W Private 15208 16/04/1916 Yorkshire Regiment United Kingdom B. 1. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
DAVIS, W W Corporal 904 30/08/1915 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 9. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
DEVINE, J B Gunner 54895 01/09/1915 Royal Garrison Artillery United Kingdom A. 15. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
DEY, F W Private 2215 08/03/1916 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 37. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
DREW, A Private CH/17(S) 06/06/1916 Royal Marine Light Infantry United Kingdom B. 7. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
ELLIOTT, E Private 24565 04/04/1916 19 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 59. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
FAWCETT, R Private 24813 26/03/1916 21 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 54. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
FOGARTY, PATRICK Private 6217 27/04/1916 22 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 80. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
FOLEY, G Private 13647 21/02/1916 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 25. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
FOREMAN, G Private L/8134 27/04/1916 31 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom A. 84. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
GANNON, J Serjeant 8010 27/02/1916 27 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 33. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION

 

GODFREY, F E Private 835 17/03/1916 21 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 46. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
GUNN, W Private 25791 09/04/1916 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 67. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HAM, WILLIAM EDGECOMBE Private 3671 16/03/1916 22 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 42. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HANCOCK, H Private 15196 05/04/1916 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 61. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HARRISON, J Private 15858 09/04/1916 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 66. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HAYNES, J Second Lieutenant 29/03/1916 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 52. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HEALY, J Private 5154 27/04/1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 81. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HOURIGAN, JOHN Lance Corporal 9877 27/02/1916 20 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 29. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
HOWARTH, JAMES Private 8056 27/02/1916 33 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 31. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
IREDALE, HAROLD Private 6496 16/04/1916 24 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 74. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
IRWIN, J Lance Corporal 7345 27/02/1916 30 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 28. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
JAQUES, ROBERT Private 15947 10/04/1916 24 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 69. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
JEWELL, DAVID ALBERT Sapper 1065 30/08/1915 26 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 5. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
JONES, C F Private 6258 23/04/1916 Gloucestershire Regiment United Kingdom A. 76. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
JONES, D Private 15586 25/04/1916 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom A. 78. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION

 

JONES, J I Private 23754 26/03/1916 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 55. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
LIVERSIDGE, EDGAR Lance Corporal 16272 21/03/1916 21 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 50. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
LOUD, F R Sapper 1795 30/08/1915 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 13. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
LOWE, P Private 21597 28/09/1915 Grenadier Guards United Kingdom A. 24. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
LYNCH, MICHAEL Lance Corporal 6466 01/06/1916 19 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom B. 4. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
MATTHEWS, M Private 11287 25/04/1916 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom A. 79. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
MAUGHAN, J H Private 13847 08/04/1916 20 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 64. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
MITCHELL, JAMES HENRY Sapper 1125 30/08/1915 19 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 11. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
MURRAY, T W Private 24445 20/03/1916 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 49. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
McCUE, F Private 16507 26/09/1915 East Yorkshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 22. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
McDOUGALL, ROBERT Acting Bombardier 45397 10/09/1915 27 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 18. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
McMULLEN, J Private 25045 20/03/1916 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 47. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
NEAL, J Rifleman 1943 17/09/1915 27 London Regiment United Kingdom A. 19. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
NICHOLS, A Private 17080 12/04/1916 23 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 70. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
NORTON, J W Private 19791 05/04/1916 20 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 60. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION

 

O'LEARY, D Lance Corporal 8810 27/02/1916 23 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 27. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
OLLETT, ALFRED OSCAR Second Lieutenant 27/04/1916 21 Essex Regiment United Kingdom B. 3. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
PAYNE, C A Private 18013 07/03/1916 Essex Regiment United Kingdom A. 40. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
PORTER, FREDERICK CHARLES Rifleman 1551 30/08/1915 21 London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) United Kingdom A. 6. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
RADCLIFFE, DAVID Lieutenant 18/03/1916 21 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 44. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
RANGECROFT, STANLEY Rifleman 2241 25/09/1915 18 London Regiment (City of London Rifles) United Kingdom A. 20. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
RELLAND, J T Private 18159 01/03/1916 34 Essex Regiment United Kingdom A. 35. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
ROBINSON, BARRYSDALE ALBERT Private 17954 23/04/1916 21 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 77. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
ROBINSON, THOMAS Corporal 21283 06/04/1916 21 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 63. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SAVAGE, H Private 1025 13/03/1916 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 39. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SCOTT, JOHN Private 19073 16/04/1916 26 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 73. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SIMPSON, JAMES ALLAN Private 5255 09/04/1916 20 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 68. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SLATER, J Gunner 56359 15/04/1916 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 71. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SLATTERY, J J Serjeant 9343 27/02/1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 30. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SMITH, DANIEL Private 12073 29/09/1915 25 Scots Guards United Kingdom A. 23. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION

 

SOFFE, JOHN Private 10370 05/06/1915 25 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) United Kingdom A. 1. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SOULS, ALBERT Private 17208 14/03/1916 20 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) United Kingdom A. 41. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SPARROW, T G Private 17191 01/03/1916 Essex Regiment United Kingdom A. 34. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SPRINGETT, CHARLES WILLIAM Lance Corporal 19499 15/04/1916 34 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 72. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
STOREY, W Corporal 21151 06/04/1916 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 62. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SWAINE, JAMES Driver 86872 09/06/1916 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom B. 6. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
SWETMAN, THOMAS AUGUSTUS Gunner 1384 27/09/1915 20 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 21. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
TAYLOR, W H L Private 24994 06/04/1916 18 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 65. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
TETHER, ALFRED DAVID Private 11384 13/03/1916 20 Hampshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 36. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
THEOBALD, E M Private 2309 20/07/1915 London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) United Kingdom A. 4. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
TURLAND, THOMAS Sapper 1511 30/08/1915 27 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 12. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
WARREN, FRANCIS GEORGE Serjeant 68 30/08/1915 29 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 10. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
WHEATLEY, G A Private 3440 12/03/1916 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 38. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
WHITFIELD, S Private 16868 26/03/1916 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 53. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
WILDERS, S Private 2455 27/02/1916 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 32. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION

WOODWARD, A Lance Corporal 7491 02/04/1916 Northumberland Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 58. BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, FRENCH EXTENSION
 

 

 

 

 

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