Douchy-lès-Ayette British Cemetery, Douchy-lès-Ayette, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 30, 2017
 

Douchy-les-Ayette was in German occupation from October, 1914 to the 21st March, 1917. In March, 1918, the enemy advanced as far as the Communal Cemetery, and held it for a few days. The village was never completely evacuated by the inhabitants. It contained a German Cemetery of 380 graves, now removed. The British Cemetery was begun in August and September, 1918, by the 3rd Division Burial Officer; and the 81 graves then made are scattered among eight Rows in what are now Plots II and IV. It was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields of Arras and the Ancre and from other burial grounds. (Source: CWGC)

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Many thanks to Claude Laignel for the pictures.

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