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HIBERS TRENCH CEMETERY, WANCOURT

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
130
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
2.85657
Latitude:
50.25092

Location Information

Wancourt is a village approximately 8 kilometres south-east of Arras. Hibers Trench Cemetery is about one kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the road from Wancourt to Arras.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this site is possible, but maybe by alternative entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries dept. on 01628 634221.

Historical Information

Wancourt was captured by Commonwealth troops on 12 April 1917, and Wancourt Tower was taken by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division on the 13th. At the end of March 1918, the village and its neighbourhood were lost during the German advance, but they were recovered by the Canadian Corps on the following 26 August.

Hibers Trench Cemetery was made in April 1917, by the 50th Division Burial Officer and used until the following October. Three Canadian graves were added in August and September 1918, and two further burials in the summer of 1919.

Hibers Trench Cemetery contains 136 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Six of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to two casualties who are known to be buried among them.

The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.