HAPPY VALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, FAMPOUX

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 70 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.27949
Longitude: 2.87679

Location Information

Fampoux is a village 7 kilometres east of Arras (D33). Happy Valley British Cemetery is 5 kilometres south of the village down a 2 kilometre track on the road to Monchy-le-Preux.


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

Happy Valley was the name given to the long valley which ran eastward from Orange Hill, and along which Commonwealth troops fought their way on 10-11 April 1917 during the early stages of the Battle of Arras. The cemetery was begun by the 12th (Eastern) Division after the battle, and used again by the 4th Division in December 1917. Happy Valley Cemetery contains 76 First World War burials and commemorations. Six of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to a casualty known to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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