The church of Chérisy
|• Mayor (since 2013)||Patrick Visentin|
|6.29 km2 (2.43 sq mi)|
|• Density||34/km2 (87/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||52–98 m (171–322 ft) |
(avg. 66 m or 217 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
A small farming village located 9 miles (15 km) southeast of Arras on the D9 junction with the D38 road.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of Saint-Vaast, rebuilt, like most of the village after the ravages of World War I.
- World War I cemeteries.
World War I
Chérisy village, south-east of Arras, in the Pas-de-Calais, France, was captured by the 18th Division on 3 May 1917, but lost the same night. It then remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on 27 August 1918. It was in the retaking of Chérisy that Major Georges Philias Vanier, the future GOC of the Royal 22e Régiment and Governor General of Canada (1959–1967) was wounded, as a result of which his leg was amputated. In addition to Vanier, GOC of the 26th Battalion, Lt-Col. A. E. G. McKenzie was killed during action on 28 August 1918.
Quebec Cemetery, Chérisy.
Many of those buried there are men of the 22nd and 24th Battalions Canadian Infantry (both from Quebec), were killed between 26 August and 28 September 1918. Quebec Cemetery contains 195 First World War burials, 12 of them unidentified. English émigré to Canada, Private Alfred S. Loose was killed on 28 September 1918, aged 25 years. The cemetery was designed by G. H. Goldsmith.
Sun Quarry Cemetery
Located approx. 1 kilometer southeast of Cherisy and contains 191 First World War burials. Many of the casualties of the August–September 1918 fighting that took place in the area. The cemetery contains many men of the 26th Battalion Canadian Infantry (from New Brunswick). The cemetery was also designed by G. H. Goldsmith.
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