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Chili Trench Cemetery


Gavrelle is a village about 10 kilometres east-north-east of Arras on the road to Douai. Chili Trench Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south-east of the village on the north-east side of the secondary road to Fampoux.

Take care not to confuse this Cemetery and Naval Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle.

Chili Trench Cemetery


Historical Information

Gavrelle was captured by the Royal Naval Division on 23rd April 1917, lost on 28th March 1918, and reoccupied by the 51st (Highland) Division on the following 27th August.

Chili Trench Cemetery was made in April and May 1917, mainly by units of the 37th Division; it was also known also as Gavrelle Road Cemetery, or Fampoux Cemetery. A further four Commonwealth graves from Monchecourt Communal Cemetery were removed to Chili Trench Cemetery in 1934.

Chili Trench Cemetery

The cemetery contains 196 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 19 of the burials are unidentified and 86 graves destroyed by shell fire are now represented by special memorials.

The cemetery also contains the grave of one airman of the Second World War.


Flying Officer David Bury

Flying Officer David Bury 111th Sdn: Royal Air Force Died on 19th May 1940 aged 25 Son of Capt Edmond Bury, 11th Bn The King’s Royal Rifle Corps (killed in action in France, 5th December 1915), and of Ida Bury, of Westminster, London. Head Boy of Eton College

Grave: AA 1

Capt Edmond Bury Son of Henry and Angela Bury Aged 31 Husband of Ida Carrick, of Brunstock, Carlisle Grave: I H 78 Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix

Private G Holland

Private G Holland 3428 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers Died on 24th April 1917

Grave: A 12


Other cemeteries in the area

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Braine Communal Cemetery

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