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Happy Valley British Cemetery


Fampoux is a village 7 kilometres east of Arras. Happy Valley British Cemetery is 5 km south of the village down a 2 km track on the road to Monchy-le-Preux.

From the main square in Monchy turn left past the Newfoundland Caribou and then the 37th Division Memorial (on the right at the bend).

As you descend the hill (Note the Priority to Right junctions) you will see signs for three cemeteries. A fork to the right takes you down to Orange Trench Cemetery and then Happy Valley British Cemetery.

The fork to the left takes you to Monchy British Cemetery; the Autoroute interchange and main road back to Arras.

Happy Valley British Cemetery


Historical Information

Happy Valley was the name given to the long valley which ran eastward from Orange Hill, and along which Commonwealth troops fought their way on 10-11th April 1917 during the early stages of the Battle of Arras.

Happy Valley British Cemetery

The cemetery was begun by the 12th (Eastern) Division after the battle, and used again by the 4th Division in December 1917.

Happy Valley Cemetery contains 76 First World War burials and commemorations. Six of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to a casualty known to be buried among them.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Happy Valley British Cemetery

Never touch anything you may see — including grenades lying about !


Private J Shipley

Private J Shipley 26783
7th Bn Suffolk Regiment
Died on 18th June 1917

Grave: A 13

Trooper A Appleby

Trooper A Appleby 3013
Household Battalion
Died on 22nd December 1917

Grave: C 5

CSM A Brown MM and Bar

CSM A Brown MM and Bar 10118
1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment
Died on 25th August 1917 aged 22
Son of the late John and Margaret Brown

Grave: Special Memorial –
Known to be buried in this cemetery

This means that one of the
Unidentified soldiers is him.


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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