MORY STREET MILITARY CEMETERY, ST. LEGER

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 61 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.18093
Longitude: 2.86169

Location Information

St Leger is is between Arras and Bapaume. The Cemetery is at the south end of the village on the road to Mory, the D36E.


Visiting Information

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History Information

Mory and St. Leger were occupied by Commonwealth troops in the middle of March 1917. They were lost after obstinate defence by the 40th and 34th Divisions a year after and recaptured towards the end of the following August, after severe fighting, by the 62nd (West Riding) and Guards Division. The first Commonwealth burials were made in Mory Street Military Cemetery in 1917. The cemetery was once considerably larger, but 48 German and certain French graves were later removed. The cemetery now contains 66 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Five of the burials are unidentified and six graves graves destroyed by shell fire or removed after the Armistice are now represented by special memorials.

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