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Bailleul Road West Cemetery


St. Laurent-Blangy is a village adjoining the north-east side of Arras. Leave St. Laurent-Blangy on the D919 towards Bailleul-sire-Berthoult for approximately 1.5 Kms. Bailleul Road West Cemetery lies on the north (left) side of this road. The entrance will be found by leaving the D919 onto the D60 towards Roclincourt and taking the first small track on the left.

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Bailleul Road West Cemetery


Historical Information

Part of the commune and the greater part of the village of St. Laurent-Blangy were included in the front taken over by British troops in March 1916, and the remainder fell into British hands on the first day of the Battles of Arras, the 9th April 1917.

Bailleul Road West Cemetery was made by the 12th Royal Scots in May 1917.

There are now nearly 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The date of death was in all cases the 9th April 1917.

The cemetery covers an area of 359 square metres and is enclosed by a low flint wall on a rubble base.

Bailleul Road West Cemetery


2nd Lieutenant John Grant DCM

2nd Lieutenant John Grant DCM
11th Bn Royal Scots
Died on 9th April 1917 aged 27
Son of William and Isabella Grant
of 14, Craighouse Avenue,
Morningside, Edinburgh.
Native of Dundee.
Formerly Corporal. In the
Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps

Grave: A 12

Private James Mackie

Private James Mackie 23861
6th Bn King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Died on 9th April 1917 aged 23
Son of James and Sarah Mackie
of Redhall, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie

Grave: B 28


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