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Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Military cemetery (BOULOGNE-SUR-MER)

In addition to using Boulogne's port to disembark equipment and troops, the British Army also requisitioned a large number of buildings in the town which they converted into hospitals to treat the wounded returning from the Front. Those who did not recover were buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery which today contains nearly 6,000 graves, including those of 140 men of the Portuguese Expeditionary Force who fought in Flanders under British command from November 1917 until the end of the war.