Departement de la Marne
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Marfaux is a commune in the Department of the Marne 18.5 kilometres from Reims and 16 kilometres from Epernay. Marfaux (New Zealand) Memorial takes the form of a panel stone erected in the shelter of the the Marfaux British Cemetery, which is about 1 kilometre south-east of the village along the RD386, on the north-east side of the road to Nanteuil-la-Fosse and on the south-east side of the crossroad from Bois-de-Courton to Cuitron.
Marfaux was captured by the Germans in May 1918, and retaken, after severe fighting, on the 23rd July, by the 51st (Highland) and 62nd (West Riding) Divisions and the New Zealand Cyclist Battalion. The Marfaux (New Zealand) Memorial
commemorates, by name, 10 casualties of the New Zealand Cyclist Battalion who fell in July 1918 and who have no known grave.