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Remembered Today:

Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle

Terry Carter

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Hell folks

Visited a lovely little cemetery on Monday. Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle which is around 11 Km south-east of Bapaume. There is only 100 graves there and all but one of the headstones are a Greyish/orange reddish type of colour.

Does anyone know why it was called Five Points ?

I have another querie regarding a 15 year old (born USA) buried in the cemetery in the "Soldiers" section of this forum.



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CWGC is not very helpful re the name -

Lechelle was captured for the second time early in September, 1918, and the cemetery was made by the 53rd Field Ambulance and the 18th Casualty Clearing Station, which were posted near the site. (The origin of the name is not known with certainty.) It was used until the following month. In 1934 the grave of an unidentified British solier was concentrated into this cemetery from LIERAMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 482 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall

I presume the 15 year-old you are referring to is Pte. W C Chadwick?


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