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Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension





Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension.  Located west of the French village of Forceville in the Somme region, the cemetery extension was one of the first three Commission sites to be built after the Great War.  There are more than 300 burials of the Great War in this site, three of them in the communal cemetery adjoining the cemetery.  The cemetery extension was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield who was the Principal Architect for France for the Commission.  Sir Frederic Kenyon, Director of the British Museum, wrote of the cemetery that ‘the wall fades away into nothing in part of the surroundings', giving a pleasant effect of an English country churchyard. 


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