GEZAINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Due to poor quality of our image of the cemetery this replacement picture courtesy of Colin Ellender
General Directions: Gezaincourt is a village a little south-west of the town of Doullens, halfway between the main roads from Doullens to Abbeville and Doullens to Amiens. The Communal Cemetery and Extension are on the east side of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost outside Doullens on the road towards Amiens.
The Communal Cemetery at Gezaincourt contains nine Commonwealth burials of the First World War, made between October 1915 and March 1916 The adjoining Extension was opened in March 1916 and used until March 1917, and again from March to October 1918. In most cases, the burials were carried out from casualty clearing stations and, in June to August 1918, from the 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital.
Shot at Dawn: 9828 Private W. E. Anderson, 5th Bn. Dorset Regiment, executed for desertion 31/03/1917. Plot 1. P. 1.
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 507, Canada 24, Australia 23, New Zealand 40, India 2, Germany 75, Total Burials: 671