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Bonnay Communal Cemetery Extension

Gazetteer No. G0672


Address Bonnay, Somme France


The IWGC has not attributed the cemetery to Lutyens, but to architect Cowlishaw. In contrast, the approval form names Lutyens as the architect responsible.[94]

The extension adjoins the municipal cemetery and has its own entrance. The cemetery consists of two parts. Alongside the road, there is a plateau with the Cross of Sacrifice and the entrance. The field has four rows of graves, of which the middle ones are a mirror image of one another. The plateau consists of a horizontal grass surface surrounded by a wall approx.imately 1 metre high with an entrance gateway between two short brick piers. The brick wall changes into a vertical brick elevation on the grave side. Steps have been cut out of the elevation at two places. The entrance lies one step lower than the road.

There are two trees in the cemetery, on the plateau and at the end of the field with graves, which is surrounded by a hedge. (Geurst, 2010, p.223)


Geurst, J. (2010) Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.

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