Givenchy Road

Location

Neuville-St Vaast is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 8 kilometres north of Arras on the N17 towards Lens.

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery is a small cemetery situated in the compound of the Vimy Memorial Park which contains the Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is approximately 260 metres past Canadian Cemetery No.2 following the one-way system to rejoin the avenue leading back to the main road.

Givenchy en Gohelle

Historical Information

The cemetery, originally called CD 1, contains the graves of soldiers, all of whom fell on the 9th April 1917, or on one of the four following days. At this time the Canadian Corps Burial Officer did not, as a rule, name cemeteries but had them serially lettered and numbered.

Givenchy en Gohelle

There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an area of 849 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Givenchy en Gohelle
 
Three Canadians

Lance Cpl Walter Kidd 628098
47th Bn Canadian Infantry
Western Ontario Regiment
Died on 8th April 1917

Grave: A 19

Corporal George White 434115
4th Bn Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Died on 11th April 1917 aged 33
Son of Samuel and Emily White, of 20 Lawn Rd, Uxbridge, Middlesex.

His 20 year old brother Corporal Ernest White 434115 of the 10th Bn CMGC was also killed that day and is buried in Canadian No 2 Cemetery Cemetery: III A 29.

Grave: A 20

Private R Marsland 760988
102nd Bn Canadian Infantry
Central Ontario Regiment
Died on 9th April 1917

Grave: A 21

 

Canadian Cemetery No 2 Canadian Cemetery No 2