FIENVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY

Fienvillers

Somme

France

 

General Directions: Fienvillers is a village in the Department of the Somme, on the Doullens-Abbeville main road, 11 kilometres south-west of Doullens. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the Doullens-Abbeville main road. The British Cemetery is at the south-east side of the road to Pernois, near the south-west corner of the village.

This cemetery was made by the 38th and 34th Casualty Clearing Stations which were posted at Fienvillers in the summer of 1918. It was begun in May 1918 and used until the following September, and one grave was brought in after the Armistice from an isolated position near Bernaville.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens & Arthur James Scott Hutton.

Shot at Dawn: 20062 Private James A. Anderson. 12th Bn. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment executed for cowardice 12/09/1916, aged 30. Row D. 22.

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 122, Canada 1, New Zealand 1, Total Burials: 124

 

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