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SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
238

Location Information

Sailly-au-Bois is a village between Arras and Amiens.

The Military Cemetery is western of the village, on the south side of the road (D23) leading to Bayencourt and Souastre. Access to this road can be taken from the main road (N25) from Doullens to Arras leading to Gaudiempre and St Amand (D23).

Visiting Information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

The cemetery was begun in May 1916, "in a field opposite the Town Major's dug-out". It was used by field ambulances and fighting units until March 1917, when the Allied line had moved forward, and again from April to August 1918, when the front came very close to it.

Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery contains 239 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

The cemetery was designed by W C Von Berg.