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Agny Military Cemetery

Location

Agny is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais immediately south of Achicourt. The Military Cemetery is north-west of the main part of the village across the River Crinchon.

The Cemetery is on the outskirts of Agny, on the left hand side of the Achicourt-Wailly road (D3) coming from Arras. It is 4.75 km south-south-west of Arras Railway Station.

GPS N E OSM
Decimal 50.26589 2.75394 Map

 

Historical Information

Agny Military Cemetery was begun by French troops, and used by Commonwealth units and field ambulances from March 1916 to June 1917. Two further burials were made in April 1918, and in 1923-24, 137 graves were brought in from the battlefields east of Arras. The 40 French graves have been removed.

Agny Military Cemetery contains 408 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 118 of them unidentified, and five German graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Agny Military Cemetery

 


2nd Lieutenant Philip Thomas

2nd Lieutenant Philip Thomas
244th Siege Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 9th April 1917 aged 39
Son of Philip Thomas
Husband of Helen Thomas
One of the War Poets.

Grave: C 43


Private Harold Rostron

Private Harold Rostron 47263
19th Bn Manchester Regiment
Died on 23rd February 1917 aged 19
Son of William and M Rostron
of 5 Lime Avenue, Flixton Rd, Urmston, Manchester

Grave: F 11

Volunteered for
King and Country
November 10th 1914


Rifleman Claud Vallentine

Rifleman Claud Vallentine-Warne 300282
1/5th Bn London Regiment
London Rifle Brigade
Died on 7th April 1917 aged 27
Son of Christina Warne (formerly Vallentine)
and the late James Vallentine
of The Grange, Kingston Hill, Surrey

Grave: G 44

Also in loving memory of
Harold D Vallentine-Warne
They died for us

Rifleman Harold Vallentine 898
1/5th Bn London Regiment
London Rifle Brigade
Died on 2nd May 1915 aged 25
Commemorated on Panel 54
Menin Gate in Ieper.

 


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