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Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery




Ligny-St.Flochel is a village about 6.5 kilometres east of St.Pol off the main road to Arras, approximately 24 kilometres from Arras. The cemetery is south of the village on the east side of the road to the village of Averdoingt.

The cemetery was started at the beginning of April 1918 when the 7th Casualty Clearing Station came back from Tincques ahead of the German advance. At the end of May the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station arrived from Aire and in August, No.1 Casualty Clearing Station from Pernes. All three stations had left Ligny-St Flochel by November 1918.

There are now 632 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in this cemetery and a further 46 German war graves.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Leopold George Weston, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.



Image 1 kindly provided by Steve Rogers, Project Co-ordinator of the The War Graves Photographic Project, www.twgpp.org. Information, image 2 and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.