SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Sailly-Labourse

Pas de Calais

France

 

General DirectionsSailly-Labourse is a village five kilometres south-east of Bethune on the main road to Lens (N43). A CWGC signpost can be seen on this road.

 

The village of Sailly-Labourse was used for rest billets and by field ambulances for much of the First World War. It was close to the battlefield of Loos, but from October 1915 to September 1918, no considerable advance or retirement took place in this sector.

 

Shot at Dawn: Private H. Carter, 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 26/04/1916, row O. 2.

 

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 126, Total Burials: 126

 

 

 

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