Cemeteries in French Flanders and Artois, France

Battles took place in the area of French Flanders and Artois during all four years of the First World War. The battlefields of this area cover the ground from the French-Belgian border at Armentières to Arras. The many cemeteries, and the high numbers of remains they contain, are testament to the very high number of Allied and German casualties who died in this part of France during the First World War. Many hundreds of casualties died in the early battles of the war in 1914-1915, as the French and German Armies fought for possession of the high ground of the Loretto Heights and Vimy Ridge.

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.

One of the many French military cemeteries in this region is the largest French military cemetery in the world at Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (“Notre Dame de Lorette”). This cemetery contains the remains of 39,985 French soldiers.

There are 46 German military cemeteries in this battlefield region, ranging in size from 500 burials to 44,000. The cemetery at Neuville-Saint-Vaast German cemetery, also known as “La Maison Blanche”, is the largest German military cemetery in France, containing the remains of over 44,800 German soldiers. One of the youngest Germans believed to have been killed on the Western Front is Paul Mauck. He joined the German Army as a volunteer (Kriegsfreiwillige) at the age of 14. He went into action with Infantry Regiment 113 and was killed on 7th June 1915 just before his 15th birthday. He is buried in the German military cemetery at Lens-Sallaumines.

The British and Commonwealth military cemeteries in French Flanders number over 300.

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  • Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery “Notre Dame de Lorette”

    50.401060325877175

    2.7190840244293213

    Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery Notre Dame de Lorette.

    The cemetery contains the remains of 39,985 First World War French military burials. This number includes the remains of 19,998 casualties who are laid to rest in seven ossuaries.

    This is the largest French military cemetery in the world, with a total number of 40,057 casualties.

    Ablain St. Nazaire French Military Cemetery “Notre Dame de Lorette”
  • Achicourt Road Cemetery, Achicourt

    50.268598595823924

    2.774961143732071

  • Agny Military Cemetery

    50.26561194845347

    2.753616124391556

  • Aire Communal Cemetery

    50.6483200998857

    2.395349442958832

    The cemetery contains a total of 921 casualties. 894 are First World War casualties from the Commonwealth Forces. There are also some French and German graves. There are also 21 graves of Second World War casualties, most of whom were killed during the British Army's withdrawal to Dunkirk in May of 1940. The town of Aire was a corps headquarters from March 1915 to February 1918. Medical units were also stationed here, including the 39th Stationary Hospital.
  • Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.43121106463719

    2.712544798851013

    The first military burials as an extension to the town's civilian cemetery were those of French soldiers in 1915. The British 1st and 2nd Divisions moved to this location in February 1916 and it was used as a burial ground by the British Army until October 1918. After the First World War remains were brought into the cemetery extension from the surrounding battlefields. There are 1190 identified casualties buried here now. 500 of the graves are for French soldiers. Almost 750 Commonwealth Forces casualties are buried here, including more than 50 who are unidentified. This is most likely because they were brought to the cemetery from battlefield burials and their identification was lost.
  • Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-sire-Berthoult

    50.33969423826508

    2.8399094939231873

    There are 144 casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 15 of these casualties are known to be buried in the cemetery but have no identified graves. In April 1917 the British 2nd Division occupied the village and the cemetery was started from that time. It was used until November of that year. After the war casualties were brought into the cemetery from battlefield burials and small plots in the surrounding area. There is one German grave in the cemetery.
  • Anneux British Cemetery

    50.15949586342706

    3.126881718635559

  • Annoeullin Communal Cemetery and German Military Cemetery Extension

    50.524114258533594

    2.942184805870056

    German burials were started as an extension to the civilian village cemetery from October 1915. The cemetery was enlarged after the end of the war by the French, who brought in German burials from small plots or individual graves from around the area. At that time there were 23 British graves removed from the cemetery to Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. The German cemetery extension contains 1,627 German graves.

    One British 1914-1918 war grave remained at this site and that is the grave of of Captain Albert Ball, VC. He was flying with 56 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps when his plane came down near the village of Annoeullin. He is buried at grave reference Grave 643.

    There are also three Commonwealth casualties from the 1939-1945 war commemorated in this cemetery. 7 Russian casualties are also buried at this site.

  • Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys

    50.65964560536288

    2.769351303577423

    There are 320 First World War casualties buried in the cemetery, 62 of whom are unidentified. There are also memorials to seven casualties who were believed to have been buried in the churchyard next to the church, but whose graves could not be found after the war. The village of Sailly-sur-la-Lys suffered damage in fighting that took place in the area in October 1914 between French cavalry and British and German infantry. From that time until the German Army launched its Spring Offensive in this area in 1918 the area was quiet. On 9th April 1918 the German Army occupied the village and the Germans stayed in the village for the next few months until September 1918. Australian troops were the first casualties to be buried in this cemetery from 19th July 1916, hence the name ANZAC Cemetery. Their casualties buried here were those who died in the Battle of Fromelles. Later in 1918, when the German Army was in occupation of the village, Commonwealth casualties were buried in the cemetery by the Germans.
  • Anzin-St. Aubin British Cemetery

    50.31617793452561

    2.7459074556827545

    There are 358 First World War burials in the cemetery. 145 of the casualties were serving with artillery units when they were killed. The cemetery was started by the 51st Highland Division in April 1917 and was subsequently used by other units until October 1917 when the Highlanders had moved away from the area. A year after the 51st Highland Division had started the cemetery the division returned in April 1918 and the cemetery was used until September of that year. There are also four Second World War casualties buried in the cemetery.
  • Arneke British Cemetery

    50.84410022926333

    2.4019798636436462

    There is a total of 568 casualties buried in this cemetery. 435 of the burials are First World War Commonwealth burials. This cemetery was started in October 1917 by the 13th Casualty Clearing Station (CCS). The 10th and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations moved here in April 1918 to deal with Allied casualties during the the German Spring Offensive in this area. Burials were made here until the end of May 1918. From July to September 1918 the 62nd Casualty Clearing Station was based here. 126 French soldiers are buried in the cemetery from the period of April to June 1918. There are five German military graves.
  • Arneke Churchyard

    50.83179853207085

    2.412201762199402

    There are two Commonwealth burials in Arneke churchyard. They are Private F Costigan of the 19th (Queen Alexandra's Royal) Hussars, who died on 6th September 1915 and Private A J Palmer of the Bedfordshire Regiment, who also died on 6th September but exactly two years later in 1917.
  • Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt

    50.341529336753425

    2.782016694545746

    The cemetery was started in April 1917, when the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade (of the 1st Canadian Division) began burying their dead after the attack on 9th April as part of the Battle of Arras. These burials were 71 officers and men of the 7th Canadian Battalion (British Columbia Regiment) dating from April to June 1917. After the war 993 individual graves from the surrounding area and from 13 other small military burial sites in the outlying area were brought to this cemetery. Of the 1,064 graves there are, however, only 263 identified burials.
  • Ascq Communal Cemetery

    50.61910821891887

    3.1659869849681854

    At the end of the war and in 1919 there were medical units located here: 229th Field Ambulance, 13th and 63rd Casualty Clearing Station and 39th Stationary Hospital. There are over 50 First World War casualties and a small number of Second World War casualties buried here.
  • Athies Communal Cemetery

    50.30380564742469

    2.8368598222732544

    There is one casualty buried in the Communal civilian cemetery: Private S C Philip of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He died on 12th April 1917.
  • Athies Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.30416632579639

    2.8371843695640564

    The village of Athies was captured by the 9th (Scottish) Division, which included the South African Brigade, on 9th April 1917. The Communal Cemetery Extension was started after the village was captured. There are 312 British and Commonwealth burials and commemorations. There are also 41 Second World War burials.
  • Auberchicourt British Cemetery

    50.32699382480746

    3.221936523914337

  • Aubers Ridge British Cemetery

    50.58948561831999

    2.836792767047882

  • Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Aubigny-en-Artois

    50.34838293962355

    2.590576708316803

  • Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux Berquin

    50.683318311444744

    2.6198825240135193

  • Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.27900364983287

    2.5229796767234802

  • Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval

    50.224989361489214

    2.602981925010681

  • Bailleul Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.73803540593917

    2.7433794736862183

  • Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy

    50.320213174196766

    2.8164803981781006

  • Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy

    50.313765898368736

    2.8007706999778748

  • Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.4652337128999

    2.6169294118881226

  • Barly French Military Cemetery

    50.24514912112321

    2.5526127219200134

    The French burials were started next to the civilian communal cemetery in 1915 during the Third Battle of Artois in September of that year. There are 323 French graves. British Field Ambulance units were located in the area from march 1916 to May 1918. There are 28 British and Commonwealth graves, including nine men of the Indian Labour Corps.
  • Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-lès-Cambrai

    50.11503142687851

    2.989059090614319

  • Beaumetz-lès-Cambrai Military Cemetery No. 1

    50.13043292963258

    2.9878681898117065

  • Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains

    50.27060787660116

    2.7838298678398132

  • Beehive Cemetery, Willerval

    50.36645363199552

    2.8427204489707947

  • Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Rivière

    50.231749958044134

    2.674323320388794

  • Bertenacre Military Cemetery, Fletre

    50.77766500723166

    2.6306194067001343

  • Bethune Town Cemetery

    50.53885190872126

    2.645478844642639

  • Beuvry Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.52317296576193

    2.677697539329529

  • Bleue-Maison Military Cemetery, Eperlecques

    50.81872268848025

    2.1871456503868103

  • Bois Carré Military Cemetery, Haisnes

    50.48301230900775

    2.7903664112091064

  • Bois Carré British Cemetery, Thelus

    50.3511110966929

    2.8105661273002625

  • Bois de Noulette British Cemetery, Aix Noulette

    50.41242801411123

    2.7113954722881317

  • Bois Grenier Communial Cemetery

    50.64762772703906

    2.8753528743982315

  • Bootham Cemetery, Héninel

    50.23804388672254

    2.882065773010254

  • Borre Churchyard

    50.730906345831194

    2.584756314754486

  • Borre British Cemetery

    50.73005407258643

    2.5828680396080017

  • Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

    50.72388306122314

    1.6218727827072144

  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery, Bourlon

    50.17555391527744

    3.121342957019806

  • Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.2069241450374

    2.814425826072693

  • Brebières British Cemetery

    50.34843428656143

    3.023689091205597

  • Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois Grenier

    50.65079289819814

    2.875094711780548

  • Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux

    50.30254473632338

    2.8839486837387085

  • Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert

    50.540656346353764

    2.7330073714256287

  • Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.4879266906382

    2.5278612971305847

  • Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

    50.221989683297856

    2.761736512184143

  • Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery British Extension

    50.4468416337459

    2.7169449627399445

  • Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery French Extension

    50.447459930849526

    2.7165748178958893

  • Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines

    50.283222233773486

    2.828143984079361

  • Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez

    50.38039804206733

    2.7412015199661255

  • Caestre Military Cemetery

    50.759090533552055

    2.5966760516166687

  • Caestre Communal Cemetery

    50.761018418353935

    2.611335664987564

    There are 32 Commonwealth burials in the communal cemetery, including 10 known 1914-1918 burials and 20 1939-1945 burials.
  • Cagnicourt British Cemetery

    50.21296205374032

    3.005205988883972

  • Calais Southern Cemetery

    50.944275955509276

    1.8872424960136414

  • Cambrin Churchyard Extension

    50.50987781516419

    2.741917669773102

  • Cambrin Military Cemetery

    50.51241929623181

    2.7376261353492737

  • Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St.-Vaast

    50.377617743984445

    2.7634719014167786

    Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St.-Vaast

    There are almost 3,000 First World War casualties buried in this cemetery, which is located in the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park.

    Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St.-Vaast

    Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park

    See:

    Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park
  • Cantimpré Canadian Cemetery, Sailly

    50.377617743984445

    2.7634719014167786

  • Carvin Communal Cemetery

    50.499083354311836

    2.9512258619070053

  • Carvin German Military Cemetery

    50.49800097441396

    2.952251136302948

  • Chapelle d'Armentières New Military Cemetery

    50.67305582503975

    2.9028019309043884

  • Chapelle d'Armentières Old Military Cemetery

    50.67109122705035

    2.9023151099681854

  • Chérisy Road East Cemetery, Héninel

    50.23740913293962

    2.8764545917510986

  • Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle

    50.31566616925417

    2.8763848543167114

  • Chocques Military Cemetery

    50.54455636870128

    2.5756582617759705

  • Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck

    50.72927648705547

    2.501715123653412

  • Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentières

    50.68604077399451

    2.863534390926361

  • Cojeul British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul

    50.228858004230716

    2.8475430607795715

  • Croisilles British Cemetery

    50.19461754726704

    2.8769776225090027

  • Croisilles Railway Cemetery, Croisilles

    50.19309617102594

    2.890082895755768

  • Croix-du-Bac

    50.66699721937684

    2.797745168209076

  • Croix Rouge Military Cemetery, Quaedypre

    50.95361055231618

    2.4380341172218323

  • Crump Trench British Cemetery, Fampoux

    50.29501717832898

    2.8870412707328796

  • Cuckoo Passage Cemetery, Héninel

    50.23512051805284

    2.8845790028572083

  • Cuinchy Communal Cemetery

    50.51648242517237

    2.7539969980716705

  • Dainville British Cemetery

    50.283088548369406

    2.7122993767261505

  • Dainville Communal Cemetery

    50.28330107370758

    2.730935364961624

  • De Cusine Ravine British Cemetery, Basseux

    50.21932367822835

    2.652895152568817

  • Desplanque Farm Cemetery, la Chapelle d'Armentières

    50.662443230763586

    2.896518185734749

  • Dominion Cemetery, Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt

    50.21703076267235

    2.9756882786750793

  • Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny

    50.10884352076885

    2.9340389370918274

  • Don Communal Cemetery, Annoeulin

    50.543134807001664

    2.9182031750679016

  • Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy

    50.383474174072866

    3.0558165907859802

  • Douai Communal Cemetery

    50.36695196162096

    3.0951257050037384

  • Drummond Cemetery, Raillencourt (near Raillencourt-St.-Olle)

    50.187288395263096

    3.2005539536476135

  • Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos

    50.460186516205944

    2.7709847688674927

    Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos.

    There are 1,800 burials of British and Commonwealth officers and men at Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos. Over 1,000 of these casualties are unidentified British and Commonwealth soldiers. Most of the casualties buried here were exhumed in 1919 from battlefield burials and small cemetery plots on the Loos battlefield.

    Dud Corner Cemetery

    Loos Memorial

    The Loos Memorial to the Missing is also located at the Dud Corner Cemetery.

    Loos Memorial

  • Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

    50.31613979781769

    2.6728132367134094

  • Dury Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Dury

    50.24482916248773

    3.005613684654236

  • Dury Mill British Cemetery, Dury

    50.23896683795503

    2.998438775539398

  • Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi

    50.343634819506114

    2.686379849910736

  • Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein

    50.18540956083438

    2.9099097847938538

  • Ecoust St. Mein British Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein

    50.1845890789269

    2.9061882197856903

  • Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension

    50.67930400548055

    2.847054898738861

  • Esquelbecq Communal Cemetery

    50.888672312524896

    2.432321012020111

  • Esquelbecq Military Cemetery

    50.88662831255806

    2.4161097407341003

  • Estaires Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.64539134921241

    2.728774845600128

  • Etaples Military Cemetery

    50.64539134921241

    2.728774845600128

  • Eterpigny British Cemetery (Pas-de-Calais)

    50.25930542677571

    2.982521206140518

  • Euston Post Cemetery, Laventie

    50.59397459794316

    2.7614079415798187

  • Fampoux British Cemetery, Fampoux

    50.30506401249935

    2.8592589497566223

  • Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

    50.28713105184144

    2.759636342525482

    There are over 2,600 burials at the cemetery, situated in the centre of Arras. The Arras Memorial and Arras Flying Services Memorial are also on the site of the Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery.

    Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery

  • Fauquissart Military Cemetery, Laventie

    50.6060004650996

    2.793094217777252

  • Ferme Buterne Military Cemetery, Houplines

    50.68469723636526

    2.919290140271187

  • Feuchy British Cemetery

    50.292788334814354

    2.8423087298870087

  • Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt

    50.26876958229633

    2.8561529517173767

  • Fillièvres British Cemetery

    50.31077568971668

    2.1659360826015472

  • Fosse No. 7 Military Cemetery (Quality St.) Mazingarbe

    50.465350723145896

    2.756567895412445

  • Fosse No. 10 Communal Cemetery & Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle

    50.446105018425826

    2.6860150694847107

  • Fouquières Churchyard Extension, Fouquières-les-Béthune

    50.51342902791426

    2.611202895641327

  • Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, Fromelles

    50.607597160544934

    2.85020112991333

    Headstone for one of the Australian “missing” soldiers of the Battle of Fromelles. There is a possibility that his remains may yet be identified.
    Headstone for one of the Australian “missing” soldiers of the Battle of Fromelles.

    The cemetery, dedicated on 19th July 2010, is the first war cemetery to have been constructed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for fifty years. The remains of 250 Australian and British soldiers killed and missing in action at the Battle of Fromelles (19th to 20th July 1916), were discovered in 2008. A major project is underway to identify the remains where possible. By the time of the official dedication of the cemetery and the reburial of the last of the 250 soldiers on 19th July, almost 100 soldiers have been identified.

    Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Souchez

    50.38417522101195

    2.7584635466337204

  • Givenchy-les-la-Bassée Communal Cemetery

    50.52704107023562

    2.7620912343263626

  • Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Neuville-St.-Vaast

    50.375869568941944

    2.764711081981659

    Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, Neuville-St.-Vaast.

    The cemetery has 109 Canadian casualties killed during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917. It is located in the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park.

    Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

    Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park

    See also:

    Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park
  • Godewaersvelde British Cemetery

    50.79588466710094

    2.652428448200226

  • Gonnehem British Cemetery

    50.56284875876623

    2.5696179270744324

  • Gorre British and Indian Cemetery

    50.540270190243895

    2.699841856956482

  • Gourock Trench Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines

    50.29058634829397

    2.8091539442539215

  • Gouy-en-Artois Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.24475117365677

    2.5909361243247986

  • Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery

    50.048422621130634

    3.116549849510193

  • Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy

    50.529427435892075

    2.741759419441223

  • Guémappe British Cemetery, Wancourt

    50.251875988791106

    2.8781846165657043

  • Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.30734926820429

    2.6153603196144104

  • H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust St. Mein

    50.17214135214099

    2.9046982526779175

  • Halluin Communal Cemetery

    50.78062863856595

    3.1321918219327927

  • Halluin German Military Cemetery

    50.78090083571778

    3.1322065740823746

    There are 1,397 German casualties buried in the cemetery.

  • Happy Valley British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux

    50.27944119145726

    2.8766222298145294

  • Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery

    50.32547667059354

    2.6345649361610413

  • Haverskerque

    50.64353955437567

    2.5590594112873077

  • Haynecourt British Cemetery

    50.20861674075722

    3.1542107462882996

  • Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery

    50.71627293732849

    2.5319865345954895

  • Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.44956447167529

    2.654297947883606

  • Hénin Communal Cemetery Extension, Hénin-sur-Cojeul

    50.21810171898322

    2.838568389415741

  • Hénin Crucifix Cemetery, Hénin

    50.22727594595667

    2.833568751811981

  • Héninel Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.23920014621783

    2.8702667355537415

  • Héninel-Croisilles Road Cemetery, Héninel

    50.22795201632645

    2.8740164637565613

  • Hermies British Cemetery

    50.11120011536106

    3.030523359775543

  • Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Hermies

    50.111086588645314

    3.032256066799164

  • Hervin Farm British Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy

    50.30352714196854

    2.8250332921743393

  • Hibers Trench Cemetery, Wancourt

    50.25108020287428

    2.856667935848236

  • Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt

    50.33126419975421

    2.7962592244148254

  • Hinges Military Cemetery and Hinges Communal Cemetery

    50.56140946030504

    2.6207663118839264

  • Houchin British Cemetery

    50.4794103345198

    2.6101890206336975

  • Houdain Lane Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines

    50.287769027849095

    2.831359952688217

  • Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.68921168290744

    2.917645275592804

  • Huby-St. Leu British Cemetery

    50.38457217421448

    2.0434999465942383

    In 1916 Hesdin became General Headquarters (2nd Echelon); the 47th Casualty Clearing Station was placed near the town in July-November, 1916, and the 59th in April, 1917-August, 1918. The British burials found in this cemetery were carried out mainly by two hospitals, by G.H.Q. Troops, or by units posted in the neighbourhood. The Cemetery was begun in April, 1918 and used until March, 1919. There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. One grave, which cannot be exactly located, is represented by a special memorial.

  • La Chapelle d'Armentières Communal Cemetery

    50.67336162449017

    2.910572960972786

  • La Chaudière Military Cemetery, Vimy

    50.384890281655714

    2.802734076976776

  • La Gorgue Communal Cemetery

    50.63451493650663

    2.710423171520233

  • La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck

    50.741107407427755

    2.5459541380405426

  • La Targette British Cemetery (Aux Rietz)

    50.35067638203721

    2.7484354376792908

  • Lapugnoy Military Cemetery

    50.51771332481196

    2.5250396132469177

  • Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery, Lagnicourt

    50.154640435679134

    2.952927052974701

  • Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue

    50.63603241010216

    2.773868143558502

  • Le Fermont Miltary Cemetery, Rivière

    50.24022943374623

    2.704613506793976

  • Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck

    50.698084330767315

    2.750978171825409

  • Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque

    50.70608560505391

    2.51923531293869

  • Le Paradis War Cemetery, Lestrem

    50.60145860867725

    2.6502397656440735

  • Le Peuplier Military Cemetery, Caestre

    50.752381228243955

    2.5780776143074036

  • Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue

    50.56000328767768

    2.7224528789520264

    The Cemetery was begun by the Indian Corps (and in particular by the 2nd Leicesters) in November, 1914, and it was used continuously by Field Ambulances and fighting units until March, 1918. It passed into German hands in April, 1918 and after its recapture a few further burials were made in Plot IV in September and October. The grave of one Officer of the London Regiment was brought in in 1925 from a position on the Estaires-La Bassee road near "Port Arthur", and the 264 Portuguese graves of March, 1917 and April, 1919 were removed to Richebourg-L'Avoue Portuguese National Cemetery after the Armistice.

    There are now over 900, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The graves of three men of the King's Liverpool Regiment, which were destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special headstones. The Cemetery covers an area of over 7,000 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.

  • Le Trou Aid Post Cemetery, Fleurbaix

    50.559866973373225

    2.606857717037201

  • Le Vertannoy British Cemetery, Hinges

    50.559866973373225

    2.606857717037201

  • Lens Eastern Communal Cemetery

    50.42591918793242

    2.844739481806755

  • Lens-Salaumines German Military Cemetery

    50.4264336386345

    2.845528721809387

    The cemetery contains 15,646 German casualties from the 1914-1918 war. There are also two Russian graves in the cemetery.

    The cemetery was begun in the autumn of 1914 by German troops. It was soon named “Lorettofriedhof” - “Loretto Cemetery” or the “Cemetery of the XIV. (Badische) Armee Korps”. This Army Corps was involved in the fighting against the French for the Loretto Ridge north of Arras and most of the casualties who were brought out of the fighting zone were buried in the area of Lens. In 1917 and 1918 the cemetery was almost completerly destroyed by Allied artillery shelling. After the First World War the French authorities reconstructed the cemetery in the period before the German War Graves Agency could begin its work on cemeteries in France. German casualties from over 39 burial sites in the area were reinterred in Lens-Sallaumines.

  • Lebucquière Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.11210143912946

    2.9690417647361755

  • Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux

    50.29756335375369

    2.873603403568268

  • L’Homme Mort British Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein

    50.167345623645474

    2.873243987560272

  • Lichfield Crater, Thélus

    50.359553470055076

    2.7766241133213043

  • Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.41194896420104

    2.77667373418808

  • Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt

    50.35300736447007

    2.433125674724579

  • Ligny-sur-Canche British Cemetery

    50.29342360755558

    2.264479100704193

  • Lille Southern Cemetery

    50.61010767580812

    3.050258383154869

  • Lille Southern French Military Cemetery

    50.60767205750831

    3.049609959125519

  • Lille Sud German Military Cemetery

    50.61198739648825

    3.051813393831253

  • Lillers Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.56947866457599

    2.4777013063430786

  • Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery

    50.73079089936732

    2.2505906224250793

  • Loos British Cemetery

    50.451505535224925

    2.7983084321022034

  • London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse

    50.2539327365369

    2.805865556001663

  • Louez Military Cemetery, Duisans

    50.30657496597791

    2.7219191193580627

  • Louverval Military Cemetery, Doignies

    50.13667363265452

    3.0148793756961823

  • Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt

    50.118925262715685

    3.081766963005066

  • Marcoing British Cemetery

    50.11781172219403

    3.187582790851593

  • Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay

    50.44753291898695

    2.747351825237274

  • Maroeuil British Cemetery

    50.3280853696239

    2.7001959085464478

  • Maroeuil French Military Cemetery

    50.32837097988571

    2.7069751918315887

    The cemetery was begun during the First World War and contains the remains of French casualties from the Battles of Artois. There are 585 First World War French burials and two memorials to the 156 and 160 Régiment d'Infanterie.
  • Masnières British Cemetery, Marcoing

    50.12302262110931

    3.199245035648346

  • Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.46834531327495

    2.713797390460968

  • Meath Cemetery, Villers-Guislain

    50.02185106496551

    3.1573207676410675

  • Meerut Military Cemetery, Saint Martin-Boulogne

    50.731666927187206

    1.6244342923164368

  • Merville Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.64619323050985

    2.6406508684158325

  • Méteren Military Cemetery

    50.74370555663477

    2.688450515270233

  • Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery Britis Extension

    50.06199721072019

    3.0759814381599426

  • Mill Switch British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Cambrai

    50.196510213585135

    3.2064642012119293

  • Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy

    50.30595140369322

    2.8172340989112854

  • Moeuvres British Cemetery

    50.15417642793331

    3.0675914883613586

  • Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.165905849097925

    3.0625811219215393

  • Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux

    50.27266804427889

    2.8751322627067566

  • Mont-Bernanchon British Cemetery, Gonnehem

    50.579058645439275

    2.584710717201233

  • Mont-Bernanchon Churchyard

    50.58373981734407

    2.5879159569740295

  • Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel

    50.77654650881344

    2.736563980579376

  • Morbecque British Cemetery

    50.6931028055728

    2.5185003876686096

  • Morchies Australian Cemetery

    50.13343973722977

    2.954889088869095

  • Morchies Military Cemetery

    50.14247507030026

    2.954745590686798

  • Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory

    50.15906031334584

    2.859216034412384

  • Mory Street Military Cemetery, St. Léger

    50.18088952205366

    2.8615428507328033

  • Moulin-de-Pierre British Cemetery, Villers Outréaux

    50.04599025169934

    3.2869063317775726

  • Naval Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle

    50.326076460291254

    2.877636104822159

  • Nedonchel Communal Cemetery

    50.52354220940176

    2.358141839504242

    There are two First World War graves located in the churchyard on the north-east side of the church. One is Private J G Hardy of the Sherwood Foresters, who died on 30th March 1917. The other grave is for Brigadier General Frank Wormald, serving with the General Staff. He died on 3rd October 1915.
  • Neuve-Chapelle British Cemetery

    50.58624666676448

    2.7778807282447815

  • Neuve-Chapelle Farm Cemetery

    50.588535412725356

    2.774098813533783

  • Neuville-sous-Montreuil Indian Cemetery

    50.47604990546195

    1.7834718525409698

  • Neuville Bourjonval British Cemetery

    50.06889841402764

    3.0304764211177826

  • Neuville-Saint-Vaast French Military Cemetery “La Targette”

    50.35011409955397

    2.7465659379959106

    The cemetery was created in 1919 when French casualties killed during the Battles of Artois in the surrounding area were brought here for burial. The cemetery contains the remains of 11,443 First World War French casualties. This figure includes 3,882 who are laid to rest in two ossuaries. There are also 593 French, 4 Polish and 170 Belgian graves dating from the Second World War, which were brought to the cemetery from their burial places in the Pas-de-Calais area.
  • Neuville-Saint-Vaast German Military Cemetery “La Maison Blanche”

    50.34277209639675

    2.752769887447357

    There are 44,833 German casualties from the 1914-1918 war buried in this cemetery. It is the largest German military cemetery in France for casualties of the First World War.

    Neuville-Saint-Vaast German Military Cemetery “La Maison Blanche”

  • Neuville-Vitasse Road Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse

    50.23755884409096

    2.8327761590480804

  • Nieppe-Bois (Rue-du-Bois) British Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin

    50.69186832948547

    2.5997740030288696

  • Nieppe Communal Cemetery

    50.7051993598648

    2.8423435986042023

  • Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thélus

    50.351046060895214

    2.8105446696281433

  • Ninth Avenue Cemetery, Haisnes

    50.48396953505831

    2.7890507876873016

  • Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.48357210596157

    2.667383775115013

  • Noreuil Australian Cemetery

    50.16748868239999

    2.933839112520218

  • Notre Dame de Lorette, French Military Cemetery: see Ablain St-Nazaire French Military Cemetery

  • Noyelles-sur-'Escaut Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.14017376436144

    3.1776438653469086

  • Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion

    50.18239754686813

    3.0722518265247345

  • Orange Hill Cemetery, Feuchy

    50.28660195026724

    2.859705537557602

  • Orange Trench Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux

    50.276655780052494

    2.882378250360489

  • Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle

    50.35301672013006

    2.8582853078842163

  • Orival Wood Cemetery, Flesquières

    50.13176510899597

    3.1300534307956696

  • Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul

    50.7144344670627

    2.685610055923462

  • Pernes British Cemetery, Pernes-en-Artois

    50.48289556997437

    2.395596206188202

  • Petit Vimy British Cemetery, Vimy

    50.371997126126196

    2.7937017381191254

  • Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe

    50.470899272223456

    2.7411988377571106

  • Pont-d'Achelles Miltary Cemetery, Nieppe

    50.71517493611454

    2.8194308280944824

  • Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery, Nieppe

    50.699790024748616

    2.85569429397583

  • Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue

    50.61006098114185

    2.748727798461914

  • Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery, Athies-lès-Arras

    50.31360146804347

    2.8359881043434143

    Point-du-Jour was the name of a house on the St. Laurent-Blangy - Gavrelle road. By 1917 it was turned into a German redoubt. The redoubt was captured by 34th Division on 9th April 1917 during the Battles of Arras. At the end of the war there were 82 graves in the cemetery, having been in use from April to November 1917 and again in May 1918. These are now in Plot I. More than 650 graves were brought into the cemetery from the surrounding area and other small burial sites after the war. There are now 794 British and Commonwealth burials, 399 of whom are identified.
  • Post Office Rifles Cemetery, Festubert

    50.542998443914705

    2.72536039352417

  • Proville British Cemetery

    50.15982326797885

    3.209802210330963

  • Quarry Cemetery, Marquion

    50.20372292648893

    3.0953536927700043

  • Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion

    50.177233881502445

    3.079387843608856

  • Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles

    50.49942981076043

    2.7689892053604126

  • Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery, Estrée-Cauchy

    50.391303282971414

    2.622258961200714

  • Quéant Communal Cemetery British Extension

    50.18191663296323

    2.9767195880413055

  • Quéant Road Cemetery, Buissy

    50.19400877365184

    3.014518618583679

  • Quebec Cemetery, Chérisy

    50.23322984028176

    2.930804193019867

  • Raillencourt Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.18835360773307

    3.1740443408489227

  • Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle d'Armentières

    50.657675685106334

    2.888358235359192

  • Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny

    50.11734735714312

    2.9258152842521667

  • Ribécourt British Cemetery, Ribécourt-la-Tour

    50.10650401289754

    3.1330105662345886

  • Ribécourt Railway Cemetery, Ribécourt-la-Tour

    50.112268744046794

    3.1347231566905975

  • Ribécourt Road Cemetery, Trescault

    50.09355770270385

    3.1032635271549225

  • Roclincourt Military Cemetery

    50.324986924242545

    2.7850207686424255

  • Roclincourt Valley Cemetery

    50.33324937679008

    2.804158329963684

  • Roeux British Cemetery

    50.292978540541675

    2.889861613512039

  • Rookery British Cemetery, Héninel

    50.235127838128676

    2.8845883905887604

  • Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie

    50.61959957944953

    2.791106700897217

  • Rue David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix

    50.637063311526546

    2.8523093461990356

  • Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery, Richebourg l'Aveuoué

    50.57202034296973

    2.7446722984313965

  • Rue-des-Bacquerot Military Cemetery No. 1, Laventie

    50.60474327047456

    2.768104076385498

  • Rue-des-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie

    50.627364912631556

    2.7965033054351807

  • Rue du Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix

    50.62941096630349

    2.822332978248596

  • Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix

    50.63098645089855

    2.8361785411834717

  • Rumilly Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.126798878489936

    3.2238569855690002

  • Ruminghem Chinese Cemetery

    50.85726852267465

    2.1460796892642975

  • Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery

    50.08930581147483

    3.018697500228882

  • Sandpits British Cemetery Labeuvrière

    50.515860254954845

    2.585059404373169

  • Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.49870049768153

    2.7000269293785095

  • Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery

    50.652540218518176

    2.7635174989700317

  • Sailly-sur-la-Lys Churchyard

    50.65962520150231

    2.7692922949790955

  • Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery

    50.19148201682444

    3.077875077724457

  • Sancourt British Cemetery

    50.221310096124725

    3.186383843421936

  • St. André Communal Cemetery

    50.66663680629838

    3.0540409684181213

  • Ste. Catherine British Cemetery, Arras

    50.30312037379906

    2.758646607398987

  • Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise French Military Cemetery

    50.381271256008326

    2.3434218764305115

    The cemetery contains 724 French and one Belgian burial. The cemetery was used by the French Tenth Army during its occupation of the sector until March 1916.
  • St. Laurent Blangy German Military Cemetery

    50.318774584682245

    2.8174030780792236

    The cemetery was constructed in 1921 and 1922 by the French authorities as a collecting cemetery for the German casualties buried in the southern area of the Arras battlefront. There were reburials made here also from the north and east of Arras. In 1956 the German cemetery in Comines was closed and over 4,000 graves were reinterred at St. Laurent-Blangy. There are now 31,339 German burials in St. Laurent-Blangy, 24,873 of whom are buried in a Comrades Grave (mass grave).
  • St. Léger British Cemetery

    50.188748133330854

    2.8543880581855774

  • St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul

    50.228861435970366

    2.847526967525482

  • St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes

    50.48523245674141

    2.789069563150406

    St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes.

    There are almost 2,000 casualties in this cemetery, made after the Armistice. Graves were brought in from the Loos battlefield and most of the graves are for soldiers who fell in action in September and October, 1915.

    One grave is confirmed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as that of Lieutenant John Kipling, only son of Rudyard Kipling, the author famous for writing “The Jungle Book”.

    St. Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes
  • St. Nicholas British Cemetery, Arras

    50.303779150347395

    2.770247161388397

  • St. Olle British Cemetery, Raillencourt

    50.1802986656379

    3.190387040376663

  • St. Patrick's Cemetery, Loos-en-Gohelle

    50.45683029894817

    2.788706123828888

  • St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise

    50.382239321114035

    2.3455139994621277

    The town of St. Pol-sur-Ternaise was an military administrative centre held by French forces until March 1916 when British forces took over the sector. The British No. 12 Stationary Hospital took up a position on the racecourse close to the town from 1st June 1916 to 1st June 1919. The British cemetery was started in March 1918 because the civilian cemetery extension had no more room for burials. There are 258 First World War Commonwealth burials in the cemetery. There are also four Second World War Commonwealth burials and two French military graves.
  • St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension

    50.38135677492285

    2.342939078807831

    The British No. 12 Stationary Hospital was located at St. Pol-sur-Ternaise from 1st June 1916 to 1st June 1919. The British and Commonwealth burials were laid to rest between March 1916 and April 1918 in an extension to the civilian cemetery, called “Cimitière Thuillier”. The civilian cemetery is over 500 years old. There are 225 identified British casualties buried in the cemetery.
  • St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoué

    50.58464584082319

    2.7491864562034607

  • St. Venant Communal Cemetery

    50.6241737169146

    2.5554022192955017

  • St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq

    50.6065340647438

    2.55582332611084

  • Sauchy-Cauchy Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.23305140584008

    3.0920371413230896

  • Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain St. Nazaire

    50.39013019608068

    2.7248480916023254

  • Sucrerie Cemetery, Epinoy

    50.2385070800951

    3.1746867299079895

  • Sucrerie British Cemetery, Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt

    50.160417814273835

    3.099220097064972

  • Suffolk Cemetery, La Rolanderie Farm, Erquinghem-Lys

    50.66762328884474

    2.8538475930690765

  • Summit Trench Cemetery, Croisilles

    50.21283595230435

    2.8633949160575867

  • Sun Quarry Cemetery, Chérisy

    50.22789962408917

    2.9219985008239746

  • Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux

    50.309648117789735

    2.8673967719078064

  • Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux St. Marc

    50.21728729094955

    2.789599299430847

  • Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-Plouich

    50.081078581825075

    3.125355541706085

  • Tank Cemetery, Guémappe

    50.25670873073505

    2.879713475704193

  • Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes

    50.63786964440595

    2.496213912963867

  • Thélus Military Cemetery

    50.36135825626299

    2.7880945801734924

  • Thiennes British Cemetery

    50.653255363041566

    2.48015820980072

  • Tigris Lane Cemetery, Wancourt

    50.255940463863524

    2.8452658653259277

  • Tranchée-de-Mecknès Cemetery, Aix-Noulette

    50.425023100852826

    2.7335867285728455

  • Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines

    50.272853873324856

    2.819720506668091

  • Triangle Cemetery, Inchy-en-Artois

    50.17398039640502

    3.0593517422676086

  • Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt

    50.22466080180558

    2.952621281147003

  • V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles

    50.61972551032044

    2.8337109088897705

    VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial

    The only cemetery on the Western Front in which only Australian soldiers are interred. The cemetery contains the remains of 402 unknown Australian soldiers, unmarked by headstones but named on a memorial wall.

    V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery & Memorial

  • Vaulx Australian Field Ambulance Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt

    50.13589437726519

    2.895672619342804

  • Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt

    50.151157632555844

    2.9183238744735718

  • Vermelles British Cemetery

    50.486109655452495

    2.7404625713825226

  • Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, La Couture

    50.59164820113755

    2.696368396282196

  • Villers Plouich Communal Cemetery

    50.081078581825075

    3.138922154903412

  • Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois

    50.38483806202819

    2.654576897621155

  • Vimy Communal Cemetery, Farbus

    50.36691540545588

    2.819485142827034

  • Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt

    50.24596810486377

    2.949952483177185

  • Vraucourt Copse Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt

    50.158922842747984

    2.9156067967414856

  • Wailly Orchard Cemetery, Wailly

    50.24735366701819

    2.7196674048900604

  • Wancourt British Cemetery

    50.244891827882334

    2.8776749968528748

  • Wanquetin Communal Cemetery & Extension

    50.27919813868402

    2.6197832822799683

  • White City Cemetery, Bois Grenier

    50.64182160952753

    2.879779189825058

  • Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux

    50.2627343943127

    2.883865535259247

  • Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy

    50.51698679547235

    2.750774323940277

  • “X” Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle d'Armentières

    50.66556790456818

    2.9006870090961456

  • “Y” Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier

    50.63949837196137

    2.8645938634872437

  • Zelobes Indian Cemetery, La Couture

    50.59336116867099

    2.6852667331695557

  • Zivy Crater, Thélus

    50.35470144794315

    2.7781013399362564

  • Zouave Valley Cemetery, Souchez

    50.37746288543089

    2.753968834877014

Related Topics

War Graves on the Western Front

An article providing background to the burial of military dead from the 1914-1918 war and why so many of the casualties are still recorded as “Missing”:

War Graves for WW1 Dead on The Western Front

Registers for WW1 Military Burials and Commemorations

For information about the organizations which are responsible for the maintenance of graves and memorials to servicemen and women go to:

War Grave Agencies

WW1 Military Cemeteries on the Western Front

Listings of the many hundreds of military cemeteries for casualties of the 1914-1918 war on the Western Front:

Cemeteries on the Ypres Salient Battlefields Cemeteries on the Somme Battlefields

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Empires of the Dead

by David Crane

A new book published in 2013 telling the fascinating story of Fabian Ware and his vision for the building of the First World War cemeteries. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction.

304 pages. Published by William Collins (26 Sep 2013). ISBN-10: 0007456654. ISBN-13: 978-0007456659

Book - Silent Cities: An Illustrated Guide to the War Cemeteries & Memorials to the Missing in France & Flanders 1914-1918

The Silent Cities

An Illustrated Guide to the War Cemeteries & Memorials to the Missing in France & Flanders 1914-1918 by Sidney C. Hurst

Book - Remembered: History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Remembered

The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission by Julie Summers, Brian Harris and Ian Hislop

Features images by award winning photographer Brian Harris, never before seen photographs from the Commission's own archives and a new history of the Commission by renowned author Julie Summers.

Book - On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground

On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground

A Study of First World War Epitaphs in the British Cemeteries of the Western Front by Trefor Jones

Based on five years' research, this book presents more than 1,500 epitaphs on First World War headstones in the cemeteries of Belgium and France. These tributes to young sons, husbands and brothers of that lost generation, buried far from home, provide an eloquent and moving demonstration of the power and beauty of language.

Book - Lutyens and the Great War

Lutyens and the Great War

by Tim Skelton & Gerald Gliddon

Sir Edwin Lutyens did many works in connection with the the First World War; Thiepval memorial on the Somme for example. This book describes the variety of these moving works and the stories behind them.

Book - The Unending Vigil

The Unending Vigil

This book by Philip Longworth tells the Commission's story from its beginnings on the Western Front during the First World War under the direction of Fabian Ware, describing the contribution made by the architects, sculptors, engineers, horticulturalists and men of letters who combined to create the war cemeteries and memorials that are so familiar today.

Acknowledgements

Atlas de Nécropole: Ministère des Anciens Combattants et Victimes de Guerre, 37, rue de Bellechasse, 75 007 Paris, La Documentation Française, 1994, ISBN: 2-11-002737-1

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Information about the origin and number of burials the British and Commonwealth cemeteries listed here is based on information provided in the cemetery registers produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. All photographs marked with CWGC are used with the kind permission of the commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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