Pas de Calais





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Picture courtesy of Tony Emptage


Location Information

Auchel is a small town in the Pas de Calais 15 kilometres west of Bethune. A sign in the town shows the direction of the communal cemetery.

There is one plot of Commonwealth war graves in Plot 2, located in the centre right hand of the cemetery, and one plot in Plot 4 which is in the rear right hand of the cemetery.


Historical Information

Auchel Communal Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the First World War, two of them unidentified.


Shot at Dawn:

10874 Private. J. G. Carr. 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment executed for desertion on 07/02/1916.

The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.

More information can be found on Shot at Dawn burials by clicking here

Other Identified burial:

2254 Private E. Sullivan. 19th Bn. London Regiment who died on the 23/11/1915 aged 21. Sons of Norah Sullivan, of 17 Buxton St. Goswell Road, London