Haisnes is a village just south of La Bassée, but Bois Carré Military Cemetery is approximately 2 kilometres south of the village, south-west of the village of Hulluch. From Lens, take the D947 towards La Bassée. At Hulluch, turn left at the roundabout, taking the D39 towards Vermelles. The cemetery is on the left side of the road in the middle of the fields.
The easiest thing to do is park at St Mary’s ADS Cemetery which is on the main road.
In general the French do not aspirate the ‘H’ beginning a word. Nor do they pronounce a final -CH. This results in Hull-uck ! Being pronounced closer to Oo-loo. By the same token Loos is pronounced : Loss.
Haisnes village remained in German hands until the final advance in the year 1918, but parts of the commune were gained by British troops in the Battle of Loos.
Bois Carré Military Cemetery is named from a small copse about 274 metres to the South-West. It was begun in September 1915, and used, largely by the 16th (Irish) Division, until August 1916, one more grave being added in March 1918.
There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly a quarter are unidentified and the graves of 47, destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special memorials. The irregular arrangement of the rows is due to the difficult conditions under which these burials were carried out.
The cemetery covers an area of 1,649 square metres.
Corporal C W Bosher 2446
Son of Walter and Winifred Bosher, of Limes Rd, Egham, Surrey
Grave: A 10
Corporal Ronald Bosher 2449
Son of the late Ellington Bosher, of Lewes
Grave: A 11
Corporal N M Nisbitt 2371
Grave: A 12
Private W Bowers 3547
Grave: A 13
Private H F Buckingham 2679
Grave: A 14
Private A Jacobs 2856
Died on 20 October 1915, aged 18
Son of the late Reuben and Henrietta Jacobs, of London
Grave: A 15
Second Lieutenant Harold Keable
8th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died on 25th September 1915, aged 26
Son of Charles and Constance Keable
of The Fairfield, Farnham, Surrey
Native of Luton Hoo, Beds
Grave: F 30