Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

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Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery.jpg
Used for those deceased April 1917
Established April 1917
Location 50°22′33.00″N 2°45′52.92″E / 50.3758333°N 2.7647000°E / 50.3758333; 2.7647000
near Neuville-Saint-Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France
Total burials 111
Unknown
burials
2
Burials by nation
Canada 109
Burials by war
Statistics source:

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.

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[edit]

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.

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