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Le Fermont Military Cemetery


Rivière is a village in the Department of the Pas de Calais 10 kilometres south-west of Arras.

Visitors should take the D3 to Wailly from Arras, then follow the signs for Rivière. A CWGC sign indicates the minor road which leads to the cemetery.

Decimal 50.240199 2.704622 Map

Le Fermont Military Cemetery


Historical Information

This front line cemetery was begun by the 55th (West Lancashire) Division in March 1916 and closed in March 1917, except for one burial in March 1918.

Le Fermont Military Cemetery contains 80 First World War burials.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

Le Fermont Military Cemetery


Rifleman Benjamin Gordon

Rifleman Benjamin Gordon S/17797
8th Bn Rifle Brigade
Died on 3rd October 1916 aged 21
Son of Abraham and Rachel Gordon
of 26, Irene House, Flower and Dean St
Aldgate, London

Grave: II B 4

Private William Jeffery

Private William Jeffery 21935
7th Bn East Surrey Regiment
Died on 15th November 1916 aged 20
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Jeffery
of 101, Hartfield Rd., Wimbledon, London

Grave: II C 9

Only a soldier
Yet on his brow
Circles a crown
Of priceless worth


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

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