WIZERNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

Pas De Calais

 

 

France

 

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Photo below courtesy of Tony Emptage

 

Location Information

Wizernes is a village and commune in the valley of the Aa, five kilometres south-west of St. Omer.

 

Historical Information

Wizernes Communal Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

 

Shot at Dawn:

73372 Private R. M. Davies, 11th Bn. Sherwood Foresters, executed for desertion 15/11/1917.

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.

 

More information can be found on Shot at Dawn burials by clicking here

Other Burials:

10239 Private J. Duncan, 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, who died 16/08/1915.

20770 Private A.G. Jenkins, 15th Bn. Welsh Regiment, who died 23/11/1917.

 

Pictures below courtesy of Geerhard Joos