The particularity of Achiet cemetery
is that it contains 36 aviators including the 8th
& 10th victory of THE RED BARON
cemetery casualties (
it will take some time to download the page )Some of
the men have their name linked to more details,
photos or to other websites.
Lots of information on the men buried in Achiet
cemetery were forwarded to me by Ken & Pam Linge
"The creators of the missing of the Somme
database" for Thiepval visitor centre.
Patricia & David Shackleton, also participated
with the research
The Architecture : Lutyens Cemetery
Architect in France - G. H Goldsmith
Simple axial layout with an entrance
pergola off the village lane leading to the
great war Stone and Cross. "pergolas
appear in only four of lutyens cemeteries
Achiet-le-Grand, Albert communal cemetery
extension, Bagneux British cemetery and
Douchy les Ayette British cemetery"
Special information: Edward Ashdown
The Dolores cross project:
Other New zealand website sources:
Buckner killed on the 25th August 1918
Albert Henry Bradshaw
Thomas Farr February 1917
Achiet-le-Grand was occupied by the 7th
Bedfords on 17 March 1917, lost on 25 March 1918
after a defence by the 1st/6th Manchesters, and
recaptured on 23 August 1918. From April 1917 to
March 1918, the village was occupied by the
45th and 49th Casualty Clearing Stations. Achiet
station was an allied railhead.
The communal cemetery and extension
were used by Commonwealth medical units from April
1917 to March 1918.
The extension was also used by the
Germans to a small extent in March and April 1918,
and again by Commonwealth troops in August 1918.
After the Armistice Plot III and most
of Plot IV were made when 645 graves, mainly of 1916
and March and August 1918, were brought in from
the battlefields round Achiet and from other
The COMMUNAL CEMETERY contains four
Commonwealth burials of the First World War.
The EXTENSION contains 1,424
Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First
200 of the burials are unidentified
but there are special memorials to eight casualties
known or believed to be buried among them.
Other special memorials commemorate
ten casualties buried in other cemeteries whose
graves could not be found.
There are also 42 German war graves
in the extension.
The extension was designed by Sir