ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

Pas de Calais

 

 

France

 

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Location Information

Arras is in the Department of the Pas de Calais, and the communal cemetery will be found in the suburb of St. Sauveur, on the eastern side of Arras.

To locate the cemetery, take the N39 Route de Cambrai and then the Rue Georges Clemenceau, onto the Rue de la Republique.


Visiting Information

Arras Communal Cemetery is open daily between 08:30 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 19:00.



Historical Information

During the First World War, Arras was in Allied hands from October 1914 until the end of hostilities and gave its name to a number of battles fought in 1917 and 1918.

During the Second World War, Arras was British General Headquarters in 1940. Rear Headquarters left on 19 May 1940, and the town was evacuated on 23 May ahead of the German advance. Thereafter Arras was in German hands until re-taken on 1 September 1944 by Commonwealth and Free French infantry.

Arras Communal Cemetery contains 27 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Three of the burials are unidentified and one casualty, whose grave could not be precisely located, is commemorated by a special memorial inscribed "Buried near this spot.

 

 

Burial Details

 

ABBOTT,WILLIAM JOHN,W J,24,,22/05/1940,,Private,Royal Army Ordnance Corps,,France,'7591392',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 60.,"SON OF JOHN ARTHUR AND HILDA JUNE VICTORIA ABBOTT, OF IPSWICH, SUFFOLK; HUSBAND OF EDNA JOAN ABBOTT, OF IPSWICH."


AMERLINCK,MARCEL OCTAVE LEON,M O L,22,,22/05/1940,,Lance Serjeant,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2734105',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 51.,"SON OF HENRY AMERLINCK AND OF ALICE JANE AMERLINCK (NEE BIRTLEY); HUSBAND OF MARIA AMERLINCK, OF WHITCHURCH, GLAMORGAN."


BARRATT,THOMAS,T,22,,16/06/1944,,Sergeant,Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,7 Sqdn.,France,'1684379',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 67.,"SON OF THOMAS AND MARGARAT BARRATT, OF STOCKPORT, CHESHIRE; HUSBAND OF WINIFRED BEATRICE BARRATT, OF CHEADLE HEATH, STOCKPORT."


BLAND,THOMAS BENSON,T B,,,30/05/1940,,Second Lieutenant,Royal Northumberland Fusiliers,4th Bn.,France,'90403',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot W. Row 4. Grave 17.,"SON OF THOMAS HENRY AND ELIZABETH MARY BLAND, OF HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND."


CARSON,GORDON,G,,,23/05/1940,,Sapper,Royal Engineers,61 Chemical Warfare Coy.,France,'1503464',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 30.,


CLAYDEN,WILLIAM EDWIN,W E,26,,22/05/1940,,Serjeant,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2733651',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 50.,"SON OF SIDNEY WILLIAM AND ETHEL MARY CLAYDEN, OF STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD, ESSEX."


COPNALL,HARRY LEMAN,H L,25,,22/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'4122521',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 58.,"SON OF JOHN RICHARD AND MARY COPNALL; HUSBAND OF EMMA COPNALL, OF HETTON-LE-HOLE, CO. DURHAM."


DINNEEN,PETER,P,23,,22/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2734083',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 54.,"SON OF PETER AND MARGARET ELLEN DINNEEN, OF RHYDFELAN, GLAMORGAN."


FOAN,WILLIAM JOHN ALEXANER,W J A,22,,22/05/1940,,Lance Corporal,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2573851',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 52.,"SON OF WILLIAM GEORGE HENRY AND BEATRICE MAUD FOAN, OF CARDIFF."


GLOVER,SYDNEY ALFRED,S A,31,,21/05/1940,,Private,Durham Light Infantry,10th Bn.,France,'4970007',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 49.,"SON OF SYDNEY ALFRED AND MAY GLOVER, OF NOTTINGHAM."


GRANT,ALAN CHARLES WILLIAM,A C W,24,,16/06/1944,,Pilot Officer,Royal Australian Air Force,,France,'420185',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 66.,"SON OF WILLIAM ALLISON GRANT AND WINIFRED ELEANOR GRANT, OF PYMBLE, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA."


JACKSON,SAMUEL STANLEY (STAN),S S,21,,22/05/1940,,Lance Corporal,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2734388',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 57.,"SON OF JAMES AND FRANCES JACKSON, OF SMALLWOOD, CHESHIRE."


JONES,HENRY JAMES WILLIAM,H J W,26,,22/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2733858',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 55.,"SON OF HENRY AND MARY JONES, OF SPLOTT, CARDIFF."


MARTIN,RICHARD CHARLES,R C,29,,16/06/1944,,Pilot Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,7 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.,France,'J/89735',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 70.,"SON OF CHARLES EVAN AND FLORENCE ADELAIDE MARTIN, OF VINELAND, ONTARIO. CANADA."


MATHIAS,WILLIAM ISLWYN,W I,28,,22/05/1940,,Warrant Officer Class II,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2733429',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 59.,"SON OF GWILYM AND GWENLLIAN MATHIAS; HUSBAND OF MABEL JESSICA MATHIAS, OF CANTERBURY."


MAXWELL,LAWRENCE CHARLES,L C,24,,20/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'3958815',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 25.,"SON OF EDWIN HENRY AND BEATRICE CATHERINE MAXWELL, OF CLYDACH, GLAMORGAN."


MOORE,WILLIAM HENRY,W H,31,,22/05/1940,,Lance Serjeant,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2732787',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot X. Row 1. Grave 5.,"SON OF GEORGE AND ELIZABETH MOORE, OF PORT TALBOT, GLAMORGAN; HUSBAND OF DOROTHY MOORE."


NEWTON,
WILLIAM ALBERT EDWARD (BILL),W A E,20,,16/06/1944,,Sergeant,Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,7 Sqdn.,France,'1292158',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 68.,SON OF FRANCIS HENRY JAMES NEWTON AND KATHLEEN PATRICIA NEWTON.


PARKER,ROBERT HENRY,R H,,,20/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2733204',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 63.,


PEACOCK,MICHAEL FITZWILLIAM,M F,28,D F C,20/05/1940,,Flight Lieutenant,Royal Air Force,85 Sqdn.,France,'90124',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Joint grave 64-65.,"SON OF T. C. H. PEACOCK, AND OF KATHLEEN S. PEACOCK, OF CHALVINGTON, SUSSEX. DOUBLE BLUE, OXFORD; CAPTAIN OF RICHMOND RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB; BARRISTER-AT-LAW (MIDDLE TEMPLE)."


REES,PERCY JOHN,P J,24,,22/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'4076380',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 56.,"SON OF WILLIAM AND ELLEN REES, OF PONTLLANFRAITH, MONMOUTHSHIRE."


SHAW,ALBERT,A,20,,22/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2734287',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Grave 53.,"SON OF ALBERT AND MAY SHAW, OF LONGSIGHT, MANCHESTER."


SHREWSBURY,RICHARD WILLIAM,R W,19,,20/05/1940,,Pilot Officer,Royal Air Force,85 Sqdn.,France,'41874',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Plot Y. Row 1. Joint grave 64-65.,"SON OF RICHARD WILLIAM AND DOROTHY ANNA SHREWSBURY, OF HALL GREEN, BIRMINGHAM."


VAUGHAN,JOHN ISAAC,J I,22,,22/05/1940,,Guardsman,Welsh Guards,1st Bn.,France,'2734162',ARRAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Sp. Mem. Plot X. Row 1. Grave 48.,"SON OF BENJAMIN JOHN AND LUCY VAUGHAN; HUSBAND OF WINIFRED OLIVE VAUGHAN, OF SOUTHALL, MIDDLESEX."