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Lens Eastern Communal Cemetery

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 20 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.42516, Longitude: 2.84287

Location information

Lens is a large town about 20 kilometres north-north-east of Arras. From Lens, take the N43 towards Douai. The cemetery is on the left side of the road, just after the bridge, coming into Sallaumines.

History information

Lens was very severely damaged in the war, particularly in the summer of 1917, and it has now been largely rebuilt. The Communal Cemetery was used and extended by German troops. There are now nearly nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. All died in September, 1915, and October, 1916.