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Mindel Trench British Cemetery


St.Laurent-Blangy adjoins the north-east side of the city of Arras. Mindel Trench British Cemetery is about 105 metres north of the road from St. Laurent-Blangy to Gavrelle.

The cemetery is signposted up a grass pathway behind the house on your left as you reach the outskirts of St Laurant Blangy. There are a few parking spaces on the opposite side of the road within a short distance.

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Mindel Trench British Cemetery


Historical Information

Until 9th April 1917, the Allied front line ran practically through the village of St. Laurent-Blangy.

The trench (known to the Germans as Mindel Trench and called in 1918 McLaren Trench) was taken by the 9th (Scottish) Division on 9th April 1917, and the cemetery was made by the side of the trench after the battle.

It was used by fighting units and field ambulances until September 1918, and was at times called Stirling Camp and St. Laurent-Blangy Forward Cemetery. Mindel Trench British Cemetery contains 191 burials of the First World War, nine of which are unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by N A Rew.

Mindel Trench British Cemetery


2nd Lieutenant Henry Godfrey

2nd Lieutenant Henry Godfrey
3rd South African Regiment
Died on 9th April 1917 aged 29
Son of Henry Godfrey
of 8 Reynolds Lane, East London, Cape Province
Husband of the late Louisa Godfrey

Grave: A 3

2nd Lieutenant Henry Tyser

2nd Lieutenant Henry Tyser
8th Bn Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Died on 9th April 1917 aged 43
Only son of William and Amy Tyser.
Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford.
Member of his father’s firm
Messrs Tyser & Co up to 31st Dec 1913.
Elected an Underwriting member of Lloyd’s
in 1898, resigned January 1917.
In 1914 retired from business and volunteered
for War Service ; gazetted to Black Watch early in 1915.
Born at Vinesgate, Brasted, Kent

Grave: B 1


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