VALLEY CEMETERY, VIS-EN-ARTOIS
|Region||Pas de Calais|
|Total identified casualties||50 Find these records|
|Casualties from||First World War|
Valley Cemetery lies south of Vis-en-Artois, some 12 kilometres south-east of Arras on the D939 road. From Vis-en-Artois take the D9 towards Cherisy for 1.5 kilometres, then take a track towards the cemetery on your left.
Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.
The cemetery was begun on 31 August 1918 with the burial of 31 officers and men of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, who had died the previous day in the capture of Orix Trench, in the big grave in Row A, now numbered 8-11. Ten further burials were made in Row A during the early part of September and in 1924-25, Rows B and C were added when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from Thilloy German Cemetery (this was about 900 metres North of Ligny-Thilloy village, close to the Albert-Bapaume road. It was a Dressing Station cemetery, which contained the graves of four Australian soldiers, three from the United Kingdom, and about 300 Germans). Valley Cemetery now contains 69 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 19 of the burials are unidentified and there is a special memorial to one casualty buried in Thilloy German Cemetery, whose grave could not be found on concentration. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.