Need New World War I Cemetery Categories

+5 votes

I've been working on Canadian Soldiers from New Brunswick in World War I and so far have only found a couple of cemeteries that have categories. Should I wait until I've finished the project (that could take a while) or request them now? If now, the ones I need are:

  • Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension
  • Courcelette British Cemetery
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery   
  • La Laiterie Military Cemetery   
  • Potijze Chateau Grounds Cemetery
  • Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery  
  • Queant Road Cemetery    
  • Reninghelst New Military Cemetery
  • Brookwood Military Cemetery    
  • Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

These all came from the Commonwealth Graves Commission database. I am keeping track of the profiles on a Free Space page since I need to go back and clean up profiles anyway.


in Policy and Style by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (546k points)
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3 Answers

+5 votes
So, it seems these are not necessarily Canadian cemeteries.
by Natalie Trott G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
No, these are all in Europe. Some are Canadian sections but others are more generally British and cover soldiers from various parts of the Commonwealth.
Thanks for adding one.
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Hi Doug, are any of these cemeteries in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission category ? I'm pretty sure the category for Givenchy-en-Gohelle exists.

I can create the missing French ones tomorrow if you like.

Edit : no luck with Givenchy-en-Gohelle. It sounded familiar though.
by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (579k points)
edited by Isabelle Martin
Courcelette is a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery, so it's fine, I think, as I set it up. I didn't have time to look at any further cemeteries in his list today. :-)
I found all of these while looking up burial places on the CWGC site for these WWI soldiers who were killed in action order died of wounds. If getting to the CWGC page would help, the profiles listed on the Free Space page have citations with URL to the pages.

Thanks for looking into these.
Yes the Courcelette cemetery is fine. Thank you Natalie !
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by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (579k points)
Thanks, Isabelle!
Thank you so much, Isabelle!
I've created the remaining ones in France in Belgium (I took the liberty of linking them from the space page). That leaves you Brookwood. I'm surprised it does not already exist though.

The "Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Reningelst, Belgium" category is not a mistake - the name of the cemetery is "Reninghelst" on the CWGC site, but the official name of the place is Reningelst (no H), Reninghelst being the former, now obsolete, spelling.
Thank you so much, Isabelle. I'll add these to my soldiers.

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