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Ninth Avenue Cemetery

Location

Ninth Avenue Cemetery is situated 3 kilometres south of the village of Haisnes and 1 kilometre south-west of the village of Hulluch, and 274 metres south of the road from Hulluch to Vermelles. Ninth Avenue Cemetery is a little way north-west of Bois Carré Military Cemetery.

The easiest thing to do is park at St Mary’s ADS Cemetery which is on the main road.

In general the French do not aspirate the ‘H’ beginning a word. Nor do they pronounce a final -CH. This results in Hull-uck ! Being pronounced closer to Oo-loo. By the same token Loos is pronounced : Loss.

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Ninth Avenue Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The village of Haisnes remained in German hands until the final advance in the year 1918, but parts of the commune were gained by British troops in the Battle of Loos.

Ninth Avenue Cemetery

Ninth Avenue Cemetery was named from a trench which ran across the North end of it. It consists of one large grave.

There are now over 40, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

Ninth Avenue Cemetery

The cemetery covers an area of 242 square metres and is enclosed by a flint wall. The headstones to the Cameron Highlanders are erected in the form of a square round the cemetery.

 

Soldiers from 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders

Soldiers from 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders who died on 28th September 1915

Corporal Louis Andrews 9867

Lance Corporal Robert Burt 3/5815

Special Memorials: 6 and 7

Lance Corporal Robert McArthur 11864

Lance Corporal David Brown S/17174
Aged 20
Son of William and Annie Brown
of Annick Rd, Irvine, Ayrshire

Special Memorials: 8 and 9

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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