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Vis-en-Artois Memorial and Cemetery

 

Vis-en-Artois 1

 

Vis-en-Artois Memorial and Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. The Memorial bears the names of over 9,000 men from the forces of Great Britain, Ireland and South Africa who fell in the period from 8 August 1918 to the date of the Armistice in the Advance to Victory in Picardy and Artois, between the Somme and Loos, and who have no known grave. In the cemetery lie over 2,200 British and Canadians who died in the capture of this sector on 27 August 1918.

Two men of the North Irish Horse, Private J. Roberts and Private J. McVea, are commemorated here. The location of their names on the memorial is shown on the CWGC memorial plan below.

 

Vis-en-Artois 2

 

Vis-en-Artois 3

 

Information and memorial plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Image 1 kindly provided by Simon Godly. See his First World War website at www.webmatters.net. Image 2 kindly provided by Peter Mattock via flickr www.flickr.com/photos/ 14952050@N00.