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Villers Station Cemetery


Villers Station 1


Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois, Pas de Calais, France. This cemetery was begun by the French but was used by Commonwealth divisions and field ambulances from the time they took over this part of the front in July 1916 until September 1918. After the Armistice, a few graves were brought in from isolated positions in the neighbourhood and in June 1923, the French graves were removed, the great majority to Notre Dame-de-Lorette French National Cemetery. Villers Station Cemetery now contains 1,208 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 32 German war graves.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Captain E. Sinton MC, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan on this page.


Villers Station 2


Villers Station 3


Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Image 1 kindly provided by Pieter van Elteren from his traces of a war website http://www.peterswar.net. Image 2 kindly provided by Pierre Vandervelden from his website www.inmemories.com.