HENINEL-CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 211 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.22793
Longitude: 2.87382

Location Information

Heninel and Croisilles are villages approximately 5 kilometres and 8 kilometres south-east of Arras on the D33, in the valleys of the Cojeul and the Sensee respectively, and they are joined by a road which crosses a high plateau. On the eastern side of that road, nearer to Heninel, is the Heninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, which is approached down a 2 kilometre track.


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.

History Information

The 21st Division captured Heninel on 12 April 1917 and advanced eastwards on the two following days. The 33rd Division then took over the attack. These two divisions are largely represented in the cemetery. In April 1918 this ground was lost, and the eleven German graves in Plot I, Rows D and E, were made when the cemetery was in German hands. After the Armistice, graves were brought in from a wide area round Heninel. The cemetery now contains 307 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 104 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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