Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension

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Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension
Cemetery Hersin Communal Extension.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°26′59″N 2°39′16″E / 50.44972, 2.65444
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 223
Website: Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension

The Hersin 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 to Hersin Communal Cemetery was begun by French troops, who made over 100 burials, and was taken over by Commonwealth troops and field ambulances in March 1916. It was used until October 1918.

The extension contains 224 Commonwealth burials of the First World War; many of the graves are of engineers, mostly from tunneling companies. All but seven of the French graves have been removed.


Hersin is a village about 5 kilometres south of Bethune and about 2 kilometres west of the main road from Bethune to Arras. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north-east of the village.

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related people are buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Cochrane, Alexander grave marker.jpg
541529 LCpl A. Cochrane II. D. 1.
Coffey, James grave marker.jpg
161197 Spr J. Coffey II. F. 1.
Stamp, Hubert grave marker.jpg
466682 Spr H. Stamp II. E. 1.

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