Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial

Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial
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Fi S
London, UK524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
In the cemetery you will find 2,369 soldiers and airmen (1,458 unknown) who died in the capture of this sector on August 27, 1918. Meanwhile the memorial screen wall records the names of 9,820 soldiers who fell between the Somme and Loos between August 8 and November 11, 1918, and have no known graves. Beautifully designed and tended, it is a pleasure to visit and reflect.
Written 27 May 2019
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Liz C
Workington, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was a special visit, it was my husband's great uncle's anniversary who died aged 19 on 09/10/1918.
This place is very moving it makes you feel very humble.
Written 12 October 2018
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amelia80
Scotland159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is the memorial on which my Great Grandfather is listed and I’ve wanted to visit for some time. It didn’t disappoint. The walk up to the memorial through the gravestones was full of lavender and the butterflies and bees flying around made the place even lovelier. It was very peaceful here and very well maintained.
Written 8 July 2018
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go9ers
Billericay, UK799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I don't know what I liked about this cemetery; it's a moving place like all the others. We came across it as we were driving around the area and hadn't aimed for it bit I'm glad we stopped. The names on the memorial are starting to wear but are still clear enough to read. Another place for reflection and contemplation.
Written 6 June 2018
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Alex T
Wotton-under-Edge, UK221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This was a moving visit for us, we actually drove past and wound up in a big loop, but that was our fault!
Anyway, the thing that struck us here is the number of graves which are unidentified, as well as the number of names on the memorial where they fought in the battle but were MIA or killed. So, so sad.
Written 20 May 2018
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Linda R
Salisbury, UK631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
I have visited so many cemeteries and memorials, but each one is unique.
This one is on the main road and it is so easy to stop and give a few minutes thought to those 9,847 soldiers who are named here.

CWGC keep it immaculate as usual, a fitting tribute to those who died for us.

The memorial was designed by J.R. Truelove, with sculpture by Ernest Gillick.
Written 22 June 2017
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Tiffen
Melbourne, Australia749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This cemetery is alongside a main road and given the number of Cemeteries I have visited this is a must. It is an impressive and lists the names of over 9,800 men who fell in battle. The main memorial structure is really impressive. There are United Kingdom, Canadian, Australian and South Africans buried here.
Written 29 March 2017
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Linda R
Salisbury, UK631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
As many times as I have visited these cemeteries and memorials,taking photos for others, I never fail to be moved by the poignancy and the reverence they evoke. Although similar in many respects , they are so different in the stories they have to tell.
For instance there are 3 men named here who were awarded the Victoria Cross, a Corporal ,a Sergeant and a Chief Petty Officer all for different acts of bravery
Written 7 February 2015
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Traveller51_11
North Essex, U.K.1,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The WW1 Vis-en-Artois Cemetery & Memorial lies on the north side of the D939 (Arras to Cambrai), between the two villages of Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt,

The Vis-en-Artois Memorial to the Missing is situated at the far end of the cemetery site. It commemorates 9,847 Allied officers and men who were killed between 08 August 1918 and 11 November 1918. St. George and the Dragon is a sculptured subject behind the Stone of Remembrance.

The Commonwelth War Graves Commission states that the Cemetery holds 2369 burials - of which 1458 are unidentified. Quite of few of the burial plots hold two men. Along the left-hand boundary wall, there are eight special memorials to casualties known or "believed to be" buried there.

The site is on a hill and, as such, the site drops away to the left, when viewing from the entrance. It is a little disconcerting, when trying to get your eye-line right. The Memorial has, because of this lie of the land, a far higher 'foundation' at the left-hand end,

There are a lot of steps - I'm not sure if there is another access for wheel-chairs. There is a long parking lay-by at the front of the cemetery.
Written 18 October 2014
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