HAPPY VALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais
General Directions: Fampoux is a village 7 kilometres east of Arras (D33). Happy Valley British Cemetery is 5 kilometres south of the village down a 2 kilometre track on the road to Monchy-le-Preux.
Happy Valley was the name given to the long valley which ran eastward from Orange Hill, and along which Commonwealth troops fought their way on 10-11 April 1917 during the early stages of the Battle of Arras. The cemetery was begun by the 12th (Eastern) Division after the battle, and used again by the 4th Division in December 1917. Happy Valley Cemetery contains 76 First World War burials and commemorations. Six of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to a casualty known to be buried among them.
Casualty Details: UK 76, Total Burials: 76
The following three pictures courtesy of Colin Ellender
Charles Edward George Fullerton
19/12/1917, aged 19.
Husband of Mrs. N. C. Fullerton, of 12, Little North St., Lisson Grove, London.
Row C. 8.
Born in Marylebone on 7th Nov 1890 and pictured here in the uniform of the Household Battalion. This photo was taken with Norah Fullerton (nee Bryant) whom he had married early in 1917, but before the year was out he had been killed in action at the age of 27 on 19th Dec 1917. He is buried at Happy Valley, Fampoux. May he rest in peace.
Picture courtesy of Karen Alldritt, great niece.