Bois-Carre British Cemetery

Bois-Carre British Cemetery
Bois-Carre British Cemetery
Bois-Carre British Cemetery

Thelus village, which stands on the Vimy Ridge, was captured by the Canadian Corps on April 9, 1917, and it remained in British hands until the end of the War. The commune contains Battle Memorials of the 1st Canadian Division and (at Les Tilleuls) the Canadian Artillery. Bois-Carre British Cemetery was begun by units of the 1st Canadian Division in April 1917, and used until the following June.

These 61 graves are in Plot I (a Canadian soldier, accidentally killed in 1919, was also buried in Plot I, Row F). The cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the surrounding battlefields and burial grounds. There are now over 500, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. The cemetery covers an area of 1,898 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.

There are 232 Canadians buried here from the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Directions

Thelus is a village 7 kilometres north of Arras. Bois-Carre British Cemetery is 1 kilometre east of the village on the south side of the D49 road to Bailleul-sire-Berthoult.

Cemeteries

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