Vis-En-Artois Cemetery

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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.

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery TOURIST INFORMATION

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.

LOCAL AMENITIES

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Vis-En-Artois Cemetery OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

Entry is free.

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Vis-En-Artois Cemetery
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name:  -
Country: France
Period: World War One
Sub-Region: -
Date: 1900AD - 1999AD
City/Town: Vis-en-Artois
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Resorts: Lille, Arras,

CONTACT DETAILS

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery ADDRESS

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery, Route D939 between Vis-En-Artois and Harcourt

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery PHONE NUMBER

+44 (0)1628 507200

Vis-En-Artois Cemetery EMAIL

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