PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY
On 5th September 2014 Stephen and I drove to Puchevillers British Cemetery, which is located near the village of Puchevillers, which is about 19 km north-east of Amiens.
According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website http://www.cwgc.org/, the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Puchevillers in June 1916 just before the start of the Battle of the Somme, and used Plots 1 to 5, and almost all of Plot 6 until March 1917. The cemetery was then used by the 2nd/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station for the next two months. Plot 7 contains mostly the graves of soldiers who died in the German advance in 1918.
There are 1,763 First World War soldiers buried in this cemetery.
Archibald McIntyre, a labourer on enlistment per his service record, who joined the Coo-ees at Blayney, is the only Coo-ee buried in this cemetery (in Plot 6). He died of illness on 26th May 1917.
The photograph below shows Private McIntyre’s grave (2nd from the right) at Puchevillers British Cemetery.
A photograph of the headstone on Archibald McIntyre’s grave will be placed on his individual blog entry, and form part of a Roll of Honour for the fallen Coo-ees on this blog.