VAULX HILL CEMETERY

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 600 Find these records
Casualties from First World War

Location Information

Vaulx-Vraucourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres north-east of Bapaume. Vaulx Hill Cemetery is signposted from the village. Take the RD36 direction Lagnicourt up the hill, and the Cemetery can be seen at the road side 1 kilometre from Vaulx-Vraucourt.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on telephone number 01628 634221.

History Information

Vaulx-Vraucourt village was taken in the spring of 1917, lost (after severe fighting) in March 1918, and retaken in the following September. Vaulx Hill Cemetery started with just 17 graves of September 1918 (in Plot I, Rows A and B). The rest of the cemetery was formed after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields in the immediate neighbourhood and the following smaller cemeteries:- CHAFOURS WOOD CEMETERY, Morchies, which contained 17 Australian and five United Kingdom graves of 1917. LAGNICOURT AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY, which contained seven Australian graves of 1917 and 27 United Kingdom of September 1918. NEW ZEALAND CEMETERY No.17, Favreuil, where 22 of the 2nd New Zealand Rifles Brigade were buried in August 1918. SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, Beaumetz-Les-Cambrai, which contained 23 Australian and five United Kingdom graves of May 1917. VRAUCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, which was across the road from the Church and contained 185 United Kingdom and seven Australian graves of 1917 and 1918 (a GERMAN EXTENSION was also removed). The cemetery now contains 856 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 258 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate 29 casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and four others buried in other cemeteries whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

VRAUCOURT COPSE CEMETERY, VAULX-VRAUCOURT

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 103

NOREUIL AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 246

VAULX AUSTRALIAN FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY

Location: France, Pas de Calais

Number of casualties: 113