Valley Cemetery, Vis-en-Artois

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The cemetery was begun on 31 August 1918 with the burial of 31 officers and men of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion, who had died the previous day in the capture of Orix Trench, in the big grave in Row A, now numbered 8-11. Ten further burials were made in Row A during the early part of September and in 1924-25, Rows B and C were added when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from Thilloy German Cemetery (this was about 900 metres North of Ligny-Thilloy village, close to the Albert-Bapaume road. It was a Dressing Station cemetery, which contained the graves of four Australian soldiers, three from the United Kingdom, and about 300 Germans).

 

Valley Cemetery now contains 69 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 19 of the burials are unidentified and there is a special memorial to one casualty buried in Thilloy German Cemetery, whose grave could not be found on concentration. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

 

Served with

  • Canadian (37)
  • United Kingdom (8)
  • Australian (5)

Served in

  • Army (50)
Valley Cem
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