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Chapelle-d'Armentières New Military Cemetery

Location

La Chapelle-d’Armentières is a village 1.5 kilometres to the west of Armentières, a large town in the north of France.

From the Mairie in La Chapelle-d’Armentières turn left onto the main road. The Old Military Cemetery will be found 500 metres along on the left and the New Military Cemetery lies in the middle of the field behind the Old Military Cemetery.

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Chapelle-d'Armentières New Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The village of La Chapelle-d’Armentières was in British hands from October 1914 until the fall of Armentières on the 10th April 1918, and it was retaken in the following October. During the British occupation it was very close to the front line, and the cemeteries which it contains are those made by fighting units and Field Ambulances in the earlier days of trench warfare.

Chapelle-d’Armentières New Military Cemetery was begun in October 1915, when the Old Cemetery was closed, and it was used for three months. One grave in Row C was brought in from Roubaix Communal Cemetery in 1927.

There are now over 70, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The Cemetery covers an area of 507 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Chapelle-d'Armentières New Military Cemetery

 


Private Harold Statham

Private Harold Statham 1839
4th Bn East Yorkshire Regiment
Died on 26th October 1915 aged 17
Son of Thomas and Jane Statham
of 4, Ferndale Avenue, Edgecumbe St., Hull

Grave: A 9


Lieutenant Eyre Wilkinson

Lieutenant Eyre Wilkinson
1st Bn London Regiment
1 Sqdn RFC
Died on 12th January 1916 aged 25
Son of Henry and Victoria Wilkinson
Husband of Elizabeth Wilkinson
of 29, Stanley Gardens, Notting Hill Gate, London

Grave: B 3


Private John Olivant

Private John Olivant 10790
8th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Died on 8th December 1915 aged 35
Son of Richard and Elizabeth Olivant
of Navenby, Lincoln

Grave: D 8

 

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