Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Neuville-St.-Vaast

Givenchy Road Cemetery in the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park on the French Flanders and Artois battlefield.
Givenchy Road Cemetery in the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park on the French Flanders and Artois battlefield.

There are 109 identified First World War casualties buried in the cemetery, which is located in the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park. The name of the cemetery was originally CD 1. This was the original lettering and numbering system of identification given to the burial site by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer at the time.

The soldiers buried here were killed on the first day of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 9th April and on the four days after that.

The cemetery covers an area of 849 square metres.

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery Location

Latitude N 50° 22' 33" ; Longitude E 2° 45' 52"

The cemetery is located in the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park. The Park is near the village of Vimy about 5 miles (8 kilometres) north-east of Arras on the N17 to Lens. The Memorial Park is signposted just to the south of the village of Vimy.

(Note that the aerial image of the Vimy Memorial nearby to this cemetery on the location map includes the scaffolding for the renovation work which was completed in 2006.)

Related Topics

Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park

The other one of the two military cemeteries situated in the Vimy Memorial Park is close by:

Canadian Cemetery No. 2

Military Cemeteries and Monuments on the French Flanders & Artois Battlefields

Cemeteries in French Flanders & Artois Monuments in French Flanders & Artois

Acknowledgements

Data by kind permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Website: www.cwgc.org