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Bethune Town Cemetery, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 3, 2022

For much of the First World War, Bethune was comparatively free from bombardment and remained an important railway and hospital centre, as well as a corps and divisional headquarters.

Bethune Town Cemetery contains 3,004 Commonwealth burials of the First World War,11 being unidentified. This includes 26 men of the 1/8th Manchester Regiment who were killed by a bomb on 22 December 1917 while marching to rest billets. Second World War burials number 19, 2 being unidentified. There are also 122 French and 87 German war graves, 38 of the German burials are unidentified. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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