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Crump Trench British Cemetery, Fampoux

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 141 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.29533, Longitude: 2.88695

Location information

Fampoux is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres east of Arras on the D42 road, and a little west of the A1 road (motorway) from Lille to Senlis. The Cemetery is about 500 metres south-east of the village on the east side of the A1.

Visiting information


The route to the cemetery is signposted.


There is no car park at the cemetery.

The single lane track leading to the cemetery, approximately 150 m long, has an unmetalled surface and can become waterlogged and muddy.

Because of the location, access to the site after inclement weather and during the winter months can be difficult.


The cemetery is rectangular shaped.

The main entrance has a low level (waist height) gate and is approximately 90 centimetres wide.

The main gate opens inwards into the cemetery and has a knocker-style handle latch. There are two steps leading down to the cemetery from the entrance, with a small open strip between the steps and grass.

The Cross of Sacrifice is in the centre of the cemetery, close to the main entrance.

The Register Box is in a pillar inside the main entrance.

There is a metal information sign inside the main entrance of the cemetery on a concrete plinth.


There are no alternative access points or entrances into the cemetery.


The cemetery is permanently open.

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History information

Fampoux village was taken by the 4th Division (passing through the 9th (Scottish) Division) on 9 April 1917. It remained close behind the Allied front line, but part of it was lost on 28 March 1918 during the German advance. The village was finally cleared by the 51st (Highland) Division on 26 August 1918.

Crump Trench British Cemetery was made by fighting units between April and August 1917. After the Armistice, 85 of the graves were found to have been destroyed.

Crump Trench British Cemetery contains 215 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 74 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 33 casualties believed to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains two German burials.

The cemetery was designed by N A Rew.