Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension

This is a reasonably small cemetery containing just over 100 burials with three of those being Dublin Fusiliers. An extension to the communal cemetery it is located north of the village of Mailly-Maillet which is about 20 minutes drive and 14km from Albert. The cemetery was begun by the French army in June 1915 and was taken over by the British later that year when they moved into the Somme sector. These first British units included the 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers and Private Charles Doyle (Row B Grave 26) from Kilcullen, County Kildare was one of the regiment’s early Somme casualties. The other Dublin Fusiliers buried here are Privates Irwin and Territt and are both in Row C of the cemetery. Both men were members of the 1st Battalion who had arrived in France following service in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign with their battalion. Both died in the period between their arrival on the Western Front and the regiments involvement in the first day of the Battle of the Somme.



Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension

Private Doyle

Private Doyle’s grave

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