Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt

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Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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Used for those deceased 1915-1918
Established 1918
Location 50°14′46″N 2°57′0″E / 50.24611°N 2.95000°E / 50.24611; 2.95000Coordinates: 50°14′46″N 2°57′0″E / 50.24611°N 2.95000°E / 50.24611; 2.95000
near Vis-en-Artois, France
Designed by J R Truelove
Total burials 2369
Unknown
burials
1458
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Cross of Sacrifice

The Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground for the dead of World War I located between the communes of Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt in the département of Pas-de-Calais, France.

History[edit]

The area was captured by the Canadian Corps in late August 1918 and the cemetery was opened soon after and was inuse until after the armistice with reburials from the battlefield.

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Vis-en-Artois Memorial[edit]

Detail from one of the memorial panels

Located in the cemetery is the Vis-en-Artois Memorial which lists the names of 9813 men (9806 British and 16 South African) who fell from 8 August 1918 to the Armistice and who have no known grave. The memorial has a screen walls in three parts on which is carved the names of the missing listed by regiment.[2] The memorial was designed by British sculptor Ernest Gillick.

Notable Graves[edit]

Grave of Viscount Glentworth
Graves of unknown soldiers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt". CWGC. Retrieved 1 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Vis-En-Artois Memorial". CWGC. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 

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