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MORVAL BRITISH CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
53
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
2.87
Latitude:
50.03178

Location Information

From Bapaume, take the RN17 direction Peronne. On arrival at the village of Le Transloy turn right onto the RD19 and signpost indicates Morval 5 kilometres. Travelling through Les Boeufs take RD74 to Morval. At Morval, the long Cemetery access is clearly indictated on the right at the roadside.

Visiting Information

The access track to the cemetery may be difficult under bad weather conditions.

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

Morval was captured by the 5th Division on 25 September 1916, and remained in the hands of the Allies until 24 March 1918 and the German advance. It was regained by the 38th (Welsh) Division, after fierce fighting, on 1 September 1918. The cemetery was made by V Corps in the same month.

Morval British Cemetery contains 54 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, one of which is unidentified. All died between 26 August and 6 September 1918.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.