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Petit Vimy British Cemetery


Vimy is a village some 10 kilometres north of Arras and the Petit-Vimy British Cemetery is west of the village and a little west of the main road (N25) from Lens to Arras.

It is important on travelling towards Vimy from Arras to remain on the old road and not to take the ring-road. As you come down the hill into Vimy you will see the cemetery sign posted on a road back up to your left.

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

You will have to leave your vehicle and it is a good few hundred metres along a rough track to reach the cemetery.

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Petit Vimy British Cemetery

Historical Information

The cemetery was made and used by units in the front line from the beginning of May to October 1917. In 1923, it was enlarged with graves found on the battlefields to the north-west. Petit-Vimy British Cemetery contains 94 First World War burials, 23 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

Petit Vimy British Cemetery
Private Harry Carr

Private Harry Carr 710051
5th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Died on 2nd June 1917 aged 17
Son of Harry and Mary Carr
of Waterford, New Brunswick.

Grave: C 10

L/Corporal Clayton Selkirk

L/Corporal Clayton Selkirk 195445
5th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Died on 23rd June 1917 aged 21
Mentioned in Despatches
Son of James and Eleanor Selkirk
of Warsaw, Ontario

Grave: F 13

I could not die
in a better cause
(From his own lips)

Gunner Charles Moore

Gunner Charles Moore 42549
Canadian Anti-Aircraft Battery
Died on 19th September 1917 aged 30
Son of Joseph and Sarah Moore
of 13, Bishop’s Grove, Balls Pond Rd
Islington, London, England
Born at Bethnal Green, London

Grave: G 5

He would give his dinner
To a hungry dog
And go without himself

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