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- Vis-En-Artois Cemetery
- Alt Name:
- World War One
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Lille, Arras,
- Somme battlefields, Verdun Memorial,
Douaumont Ossuary, In Flanders Field Museum,
Vis-En-Artois Cemetery history
Vis-En-Artois Cemetery is a burial site of Canadian and British soldiers who died in the First World War located between the villages of Vis-En-Artois and Haucourt.
Canadian forces took these villages in August 1918 and Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, which originally held 430 graves belonging to fallen Canadian soldiers and some from the Second Duke of Wellington regiment, has since been expanded to incorporate graves from smaller, surrounding cemeteries.
Vis-En-Artois Cemetery is now home to 2,369 First World War graves and is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Many of the graves at Vis-En-Artois Cemetery are unidentified and there are also several memorials.
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Address: Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, Route D939 between Vis-En-Artois and Harcourt
Phone: +44 (0)1628 507200
Directions to Vis-En-Artois Cemetery:
Vis-En-Artois Cemetery is around 35 miles from Lille via the A1, which is a partial toll road. Take exit 15 of the A1 and, at the roundabout, take the 4th exit to route D939 towards Vis En Artois. The cemetery will be on your left after approx. 3 miles.
Vis-En-Artois Cemetery opening times and ticket prices:
Entry is free.
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