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MARFAUX (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL

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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
10

Location Information

Marfaux (New Zealand) Memorial takes the form of a panel stone erected in the shelter in Marfaux British Cemetery. It commemorates, by name, 10 casualties of the New Zealand Cyclist Battalion who fell in July 1918 and who have no known grave.

Marfaux is a commune 18.5 kilometres from Reims and 16 kilometres from Epernay. Marfaux British Cemetery is about 1 kilometre south-east of the village along the RD386, on the north-east side of the road to Nanteuil-la-Fosse and on the south-east side of the crossroad from Bois-de-Courton to Cuitron.



Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to the cemetery with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

Marfaux was captured by the Germans in May 1918, and retaken, after severe fighting, on the 23rd July, by the 51st (Highland) and 62nd (West Riding) Divisions and the New Zealand Cyclist Battalion.