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GIVENCHY ROAD CANADIAN CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
109

Location Information

Neuville-St. Vaast is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 8 kilometres north of Arras on the N17 towards Lens.

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery is a small cemetery situated in the compound of the Vimy Memorial Park which contains the Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is approximately 260 metres past Canadian Cemetery No.2 following the one-way system to rejoin the avenue leading back to the main road.

Historical Information

The cemetery, originally called CD 1,* contains the graves of soldiers all of whom fell on the 9th April 1917, or on one of the four following days.

There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an area of 849 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

* The numerous groups of graves made about this time by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer were, as a rule, not named but serially lettered and numbered.