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Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

Location

Armentières is a town in the Department of the Nord, on the Belgian frontier, 14.5 kilometres north-west of Lille.

From the town of Armentières take the D945 to Éstaires. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery is signposted off this road just before Erquinghem-sur-la-Lys.

There is a level crossing situated approximately 100 metres from the cemetery.

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Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery was begun (Plot IX) in October 1914 and during the winter of 1914-15 it was used for civilian burials (later removed), the town cemetery at Le Bizet being too greatly exposed.

Within the cemetery stands the Cite Bonjean (NEW Zealand) Memorial, commemorating 47 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who died in the neighbourhood of Armentières and have no known grave.

This is one of seven memorials in France and Belgium to those New Zealand soldiers who died on the Western Front and whose graves are not known. The memorials are all in cemeteries chosen as appropriate to the fighting in which the men died.

The cemetery and memorial were designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

 

Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

Cite Bonjean (New Zealand) Memorial

 

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