WAVANS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais
General Directions: Wavans is a village 14 kilometres north-west of Doullens and 32 kilometres north-east of Abbeville. The Cemetery is north-west of the village on the road running north from the Auxi-le-Chateau road (D938) to the Bois d'Auxi.
Wavans British Cemetery was made by the 21st Casualty Clearing Station in May-September 1918. The cemetery contains 43 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and one German war grave. Among those buried in the cemetery is the flying ace Major J T B McCudden, VC, DSO and Bar, MC and Bar, MM, who died of wounds in July 1918.
Victoria Cross: Major, James Thomas Byford McCudden, VC, DSO and bar, MM, 60th Squadron Royal Air Force, died of wounds 09/07/1918, row B. 10.
Casualty Details: UK 41, New Zealand 2, Germany 1, Total Burials: 44
Picture courtesy of Colin Ellender