Bienvillers WWI war cemetery

The Military Cemetery is just beyond the village on the south road leading to Souastre (D2). A CWGC signpost indicating directions to the site is situated on the village square. Bienvillers Military Cemetery was begun in September 1915 by the 37th Division, carried on by other Divisions in the line until March 1917, reopened from March to September 1918, when the village was again near the front line, and completed in 1922-24 when a number of graves, mainly of 1916, were brought in from the battlefields of the Ancre. Its twenty-one plots show a remarkable alternation of original burials in regimental or divisional groups, and groups of concentrated graves. Victoria Cross: Lieutenant Colonel Walter Lorrain Brodie, VC, MC, 2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry, killed in action 23/08/1918, plot XVIII. F. 15. Casualty Details: UK 1567, Canada 3, Australia 25, New Zealand 9, South Africa 1, Germany 1, Total Burials: 1606
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