Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St.Vaast 5
Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park (D55) GPS. 50.37725, 2.76418
This is the final resting place of nearly 3,000 First World War servicemen, of whom more than 2,100 remain unidentified. It contains nearly 700 headstones inscribed with a Maple Leaf, many dated 9 April 1917, the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The cemetery architecture was designed by Noel Ackroyd Rew, William Harrison Cowlishaw and Sir Reginald Blomfield.
The Battle of Arras Cemeteries and Memorials
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Chemin des Canadiens (D55) GPS. 50.3795, 2.77385
The Vimy Memorial is dedicated to the 60,000 members of Canadian forces who died during the First World War and to all those who fought in Canadian forces. Around its base are inscribed the names of more than 11,000 Canadian soldiers who died in France, and who have no known grave. It was designed by Canadian sculptor and architect Walter Seymour Allward.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) commemorates the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two world wars. It operates at 23,000 sites worldwide. There are many more CWGC cemeteries and memorials to discover in France and Belgium. Download our War Graves App, or use the CWGC Michelin map.
Map of Cemeteries and Memorials in Belgium and Northern France
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Arras Memorial and Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras 1
Boulevard du General de Gaulle GPS. 50.28670, 2.76057
Collections Canada PA-001085
More than 300,000 servicemen on both sides were wounded or killed in the Battle of Arras in spring 1917. At the end of the First World War there were hundreds of tiny cemeteries here, where soldiers had been buried by their comrades, but thousands remained unrecovered and unidentified. Many were lost without a trace. Today, soldiers who lost their lives in 1917 continue to be found and buried with full honours in Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries across the Arras region. Our cemeteries and memorials are lasting monuments to those who fought and died. Each site tells its own story and those of the people commemorated within it. Architectural and horticultural features were designed to create peaceful places of remembrance. Borders have been planted with a mixture of herbaceous perennials, alpines and floribunda roses to create the effect of an English cottage garden. Download the CWGC Arras guide: www.cwgc.org/arras-guide
The Arras Memorial commemorates more than 34,700 servicemen. Almost 2,700 are buried in Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery. Also here is the Arras Flying Services Memorial, which commemorates 1,000 airmen killed on the Western Front. The cemetery and memorials were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez 2
Rue Carnot (D937) GPS. 50.38061, 2.7416
Designed by former Canadian Army officer Frank Higginson, Cabaret Rouge is the final resting place of more than 7,650 First World War servicemen. It is the largest CWGC cemetery in the Arras area and one of the largest in northern France.
Route de Neuville (D49) GPS 50.35483, 2.77813
This cemetery is the final resting place of more than 50 First World War servicemen. The names of those identified are inscribed around the base of the Cross of Sacrifice. The cemetery architecture here and at Lichfield Crater was designed by William Harrison Cowlishaw, who served with the London Ambulance Brigade of the Red Cross during the war.
Chemin des Ânes GPS. 50.35976, 2.77661
The graves of all but one of those buried here are not individually marked. Instead, their names are inscribed under the Cross of Sacrifice. One of those buried here is an unknown private of the Russian Army. In France, the CWGC commemorates more than 350 Russian soldiers.
Published on Mar 30, 2017
On the 100th Anniversary of The Battle of Arras in April 2017 read and download this new CWGC leaflet to discover cemeteries and memorials w...