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Villers-Bocage Communal Cemetery Extension

Gazetteer No. G0782


Address Villers-Bocage, Somme France


Adjoining the municipal cemetery, the cemetery was constructed for Casualty Clearing Stations during the war. The irregular field with graves consists of five long rows and a row of three graves. The graves are oriented away from the road. The difference in height is bridged by two broad steps that lie on either side of the Cross of Sacrifice in a front area that is enclosed by three stone walls. Lutyens also used steps around the Cross of Sacrifice in the Vendresse British Cemetery. The entrance is similar to that at Fienvillers British Cemetery. An embankment with plants lies between the field and the road. (Geurst, 2010, p.425)


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

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Imperial War Graves Commission