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Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery


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.

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Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

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.

The numerous groups of graves made about this time by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer
were, as a rule, not named but serially lettered and numbered.

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

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 Road Canadian Cemetery
Corporal William White

Corporal William White 434115
10th Coy Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Died on 11th April 1917 aged 33
Son of Samuel and Emily White
of 20, Lawn Rd., Uxbridge, Middx., England

Grave: A 20

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 : III A 29.

Other cemeteries in the area