The churchyard is situated between two farms. The extension stands in an old orchard at the back of the churchyard. Berles-au-Bois Churchyard Extension was begun by French troops, whose graves are in the South corner. It was continued by the 46th North Midland and other Divisions from September 1915, until January 1917, when it was closed. The 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment was based in the village for a time and the cemetery has 39 Leicesters' graves. There is a total of 144 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and also 8 German burials of the Second World War.

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6 images Some pictures of the Cemetery, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 6:46pm
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.

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