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Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 110 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.37599, Longitude: 2.76452

Location information

Neuville-St. Vaast is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 8 kilometres north of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery is a small cemetery situated in the compound of the Vimy Memorial Park which contains the Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is approximately 260 metres past Canadian Cemetery No.2 following the one-way system to rejoin the avenue leading back to the main road.

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History information

The cemetery, originally called CD 1,* contains the graves of soldiers all of whom fell on the 9th April 1917, or on one of the four following days. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 849 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall. * The numerous groups of graves made about this time by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer were, as a rule, not named but serially lettered and numbered.