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1V2C Sandpits cemetery L

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Hidden : 04/27/2015
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Geocache Description:

Cache appartenant a une série de deux boucles proposées en marge de l'event du 03 Mai 2015 à la Chartreuse du Mont Sainte Marie de Gosnay. Des caches destinées a vous faire découvrir le patrimoine et la nature entre Béthune et Bruay

Sandpits cemetery

Fouquereuil est un petit village du département du Pas-de-Calais entre Béthune et Bruay la Buissiere.

Ce cimetière a été crée par le XIII Corps après l'avancée allemande d'Avril 1918, il a continué a être utilisé jusqu'en septembre 1918.
Il y a actuellement 394 sépultures datant de la première guerre mondiale.

Sandpits cemetery map

Location Information

Fouquereuil is a small village in the Department of the Pas- de-Calais between Bethune and Bruay la Buissiere. Leave the village on the D181 heading towards Gosnay. 1.5 kilometres from the church turn right onto Rue des Potieres. After 200 metres turn left and pass under the Motorway. The cemetery is 400 metres from the Motorway bridge slightly to the north, on the edge of a woodland.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this site is possible via a signposted long grassed path to the service entrance of the cemetery.

Historical Information

The cemetery was begun by XIII Corps at the outset of the German advance in April 1918, and continued to be used by them until September 1918.

There are now 394 First World War burials in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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