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Croisilles British Cemetery


Croisilles 1


Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. The 7th Division attacked Croisilles in March 1917 and took it on 2 April. It was lost on 21 March 1918 and recaptured by the 56th (London) Division in the following August, after heavy fighting. Plots I and II of the cemetery, were made between April 1917 and March 1918 and the rest formed after the Armistice, when graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields and from some smaller burial grounds. The majority of the soldiers buried in the cemetery belonged to the Guards, 7th and 21st Divisions. Croisilles British Cemetery now contains 1,171 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Some 647 of the burials are unidentified.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private T. Kearney, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.


Croisilles 2


Croisilles 3


Croisilles 4


Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Images 1 and 2 kindly provided by Pieter van Elteren from his traces of a war website http://www.peterswar.net. Image 3 kindly provided by Simon Godly (see his First World War website at www.webmatters.net).