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Fosse 7 Military Cemetery


Mazingarbe is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 10 km south-east of Béthune. From Lens, take the N43 towards Béthune. Arriving at Mazingarbe take the first road on your left. The cemetery is 200 metres on the right.

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Fosse 7 Military Cemetery


Historical Information

Fosse 7 was four km East of Mazingarbe, on the West side of the road from Lens to Béthune and it consisted of a pit-head and an Electric Power Station with a garden suburb of miners’ houses (the trench which led into the cemetery was named “Quality Street” during the War). The cemetery was begun by French troops in May, 1915, and carried on by British units from June 1915, to April 1917.

There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 10 are unidentified and 17, destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special memorials.

The cemetery covers an area of 1,200 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Fosse 7 Military Cemetery


CSM Charles Morrison

CSM Charles Morrison 3/6823
10th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died on 23rd September 1915
Husband of Mrs. H Morrison
of Newtondee, Murtle, Aberdeenshire

Grave: I B 8

You will notice that neither Morrison nor Hamilton (below) have a cross on their headstone. They may have been Baptists whom I am given to understand do not use the symbol of the cross in this sense.

Private M Hamilton

Private M Hamilton 13523
7th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died on 31st August 1915 aged 25
Son of Elizabeth Hamilton
of 15, Young St., Hamilton

Grave: I D 3

2nd Lieutenant M Kershaw

2nd Lieutenant M Kershaw
9th Bn Gordon Highlanders
Died on 25th September 1915

Grave: II B 11

He who dies
For King and Country
Leaves naught undone
That man can do

Piper James Drummond

Piper James Drummond 1666
9th Bn Highland Light Infantry
Died on 3rd June 1915 aged 18
Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Drummond

Grave: II B 13


Other cemeteries in the area

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