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The village of Ecoust-St. Mein is 16 kilometres south-east of Arras and the British Cemetery is a little to the right of the Croisilles road, 80 metres from the Communal Cemetery.

Ecoust-St. Mein was captured by the 8th and 9th Devons in a blizzard on 2 April 1917, lost on 21 March 1918, and retaken at the end of the following August by the 3rd Division. The British Cemetery was then made, in continuation of a German Extension (now removed) of the communal cemetery.

The cemetery contains 151 burials of the First World War, eight of which are unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by William Harrison Cowlishaw.

Casualty Details: UK 145, Canada 6, Total Burials: 151



Second Lieutenant

Ian William Arthur Beynon

27th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery

27/09/1918, aged 20.

Son of John W. H. and Margaret A. Beynon, of Jessfield House, Newhaven Rd., Edinburgh.

Row B. 25.

Picture courtesy of Denise Eden-Green