Zuave Valley Cemetery

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Zuave Valley Cemetery

Souchez, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Add to Map
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General Directions: Souchez is a village some 12 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. Zouave Valley Cemetery is approximately 2 kilometres south-east of the village, and lies in the valley which extends southwards from Souchez on the western side of Vimy Ridge.
The cemetery is named from French Regiments which fought round Souchez in 1914-15. The cemetery was begun in May, 1916, and used until June, 1917. In the latter stages of the war it suffered severely from shell fire, and the exact locations of some burials could not be ascertained after the war, these are marked by the words "Buried near this spot". It was increased after the Armistice by the concentration of graves (which now form Plot I) from a wide area round Souchez.

Casualty Details: UK 138, Canada 98, South Africa 8, Germany 1, Total Burials: 245

  • Added: 21 Jan 2016
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