Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

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Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension
Cemetery Barlin Communal.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°27′55″N 2°37′00″E / 50.46528, 2.616667
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 1,093
Website: Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

The Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension is a cemetery in the Pas de Calais region of France containing the graves of Canadians killed during the Great War.


The extension was begun by French troops in October 1914 and when they moved south in March 1916 to be replaced by Commonwealth forces, it was used for burials by the 6th Casualty Clearing Station. In November 1917, Barlin began to be shelled and the hospital was moved back to Ruitz, but the extension was used again in March and April 1918 during the German advance on this front.

The extension contains 1,095 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 2 being unidentified. There are 63 French and 13 German burials including 2 unidentified.


Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 Kms south-east of Bruay. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related people are buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Cashmore, Thomas Henry grave marker.jpg
502931 Spr T.H. Cashmore I. F. 90.
Shill, Herbert Edward grave marker.jpg
25637 Cpl H.E. Shill II. D. 23.

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