Crewdson, Croydale, Hallam, Luker, Matthews and McArthur – women buried in Étaples Military Cemetery
Nisbet, Page, Routledge, Smith, Wakefield, and Whittaker – women buried in Étaples Military Cemetery
Canadian nurse Matilda Green, buried in Étaples Military Cemetery, France
Wife and husband – Florence and Albert Grover – buried in Étaples Military Cemetery
Étaples Military Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in France, with more than 10,000 burials from WW1. Twenty women are buried there, more than in any other CWGC cemetery on the Western Front. Étaples, a port town south of Boulogne, served as an Allied training base, supply depot, prisoner detention centre, and “Hospital City” during WW1.
Six of the women were killed in action. The others died of illness, mostly pneumonia or influenza. Continue reading →
Women killed in action, buried at Étaples Military Cemetery – Wake, MacDonald, Lowe, Stevenson, Bain & Dawson
Étaples, a port town south of Boulogne, served as an Allied training base, supply depot, prisoner detention centre, and “Hospital City” during WW1. The next step for wounded soldiers who survived the casualty clearing stations and the stationary hospitals closer to the front could be one of the 16 hospitals or the convalescent depot at Étaples.
In the spring and summer of 1918, several German bombing raids on the Étaples area made their mark. Continue reading →