LENS EASTERN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
|Region||Pas de Calais|
|Total identified casualties||20 Find these records|
|Casualties from||First & Second World War|
Lens is a large town about 20 kilometres north-north-east of Arras. From Lens, take the N43 towards Douai. The cemetery is on the left side of the road, just after the bridge, coming into Sallaumines.
Lens was very severely damaged in the war, particularly in the summer of 1917, and it has now been largely rebuilt. The Communal Cemetery was used and extended by German troops. There are now nearly nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. All died in September, 1915, and October, 1916.