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Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

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Established  April 1917
Unknown burials  2
Total burials  111
Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery
Location  near Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France
Address  62580 Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France

Ceremony of remembrance at givenchy road canadian cemetery


Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of World War I situated on the grounds of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park near the French town of Neuville-Saint-Vaast.

Contents

This small cemetery contains the graves of 109 Canadian soldiers, principally of the Canadian 4th Division, all of whom fell between April 9, 1917 and April 13, 1917 during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Foundation

The cemetery was originally established as a battlefield cemetery by the Canadian Corps and named CD 1. The cemetery covers an area of 849 square meters and was enclosed by a rubble wall. Although only being 250 meters from the nearby Canadian Cemetery No. 2, it was not incorporated into the cemetery like many other battlefield cemeteries created at the time.

References

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery Wikipedia


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