ACHICOURT ROAD CEMETERY, ACHICOURT

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 123 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.26864
Longitude: 2.77479

Location Information

Achicourt Road Cemetery is 2 kilometres south of the centre of Arras and is on the east side of the road to Amiens. The cemetery is located at the crossroads D919 Arras to Bucquoy and the D5F Beaurains to Achicourt, which is now part of a new roundabout. The cemetery is about 50 metres off the roundabout on the righthandside going towards Arras and a CWGC signpost is erected on the pavement. Access to the cemetery is by a turfed chemin d'access between allotments and houses.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.

History Information

The cemetery was begun in March 1917 and used until June. The graves of these four months are in Rows A to C, and the majority are of officers and men of the London Regiment. The cemetery came into use again in August and September 1918, when Rows D and E (mostly Canadian graves) were made. Graves, from Achicourt Churchyard Extension, were added to Row E after the Armistice. Achicourt Road Cemetery contains 131 First World War burials, eight of which are unidentified. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

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