Nine Elms Military Cemetery

Nine Elms Military Cemetery
Nine Elms Military Cemetery
Nine Elms Military Cemetery

"Nine Elms" was the name given by the Army to a group of trees 460 metres east of the Arras-Lens main road, between Thelus and Roclincourt. The cemetery was begun, after the capture of Vimy Ridge, by the burial in what is now Plot I, Row A of 80 men of the 14th Canadian Infantry Battalion, who fell on the 9th April 1917; and this and the next row were filled by June 1917. Three burials were made in Plot I, Row C, in July 1918.

The rest of the cemetery was made after the Armistice by the concentration of British and French graves from the battlefields of Vimy and Neuville-St. Vaast and from certain small cemeteries. The cemetery covers an area of 3,355 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.

There are 378 Canadians buried here from the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Directions

Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The cemetery is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

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