VISIT

Arques-la-Bataille British Cemetery contains the graves of nearly 400 serviemen of the British Empire in the First World War. A memorial to all members of the South African Native Labour Corps (SANLC) can be found in the centre of the cemetery.

Location

Arques-la-Bataille (it owes the latter part of its name to the victory of Henri IV of France over the Duc de Mayenne in 1589) is a small town 6 Kms south-east of Dieppe on the Dieppe-Neufchatel-en-Bray Road. Arques-la-Bataille British Cemetery is in the Archelles district of the town. It can be reached from the main square by initially taking the D56 heading towards St. Nicolas-d-Aliermont. At the junction with the D1 (Martin-Eglise to St. Aubin-le-Cauf road), take the third exist, a farm track, which should be signposted to the cemetery.

Visitor Facilities

  • Accessibility

    Visitors with mobility issues should be aware that the first part of the pathway is uphill on undulating ground and once at the top the path is very wet and muddy. The whole length of the pathway is approximately 600m. The current situation will hopefully improve once we have a period of settled weather. The CWGC office at Beaurains can be contacted on 0033321217700 to give updates on the latest access information


Events

Events

CWGC sites around the world host an array of events from open days and exhibitions to commemoration and rededication services throughout the year. 

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