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The village of Epehy was captured at the beginning of April 1917. It was lost on 22 March 1918 after a spirited defence by the Leicester Brigade of the 21st Division and the 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers. It was retaken on 18 September 1918. The cemetery takes its name from the Ferme du Bois, a little to the east.The cemetery, which was expanded with burials from smaller cemeteries in the area, was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

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2 images A picture of the cemetery
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 10:17am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
 

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.
@nigel_atter Originally associated with Leicestershire Yeomanry & protected Harringworth viaduct before enlisting a… https://t.co/jenc9FzN68 8:36 PM Feb 10th

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