Thursday, 5 November 2009

Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt, France

The Highland Cemetery at Roclincourt, France, is in a village a little to the east of the road from Arras to Lens. The French troops who held this front before March 1916 made a military cemetery (now removed), on the south-west side of which the present Commonwealth cemetery was made. It was begun by the 51st (Highland) and 34th Divisions in April 1917, and contains many graves of 9 April, the first day of the Battles of Arras. It continued in use, as a front-line cemetery, until October 1918 and after the Armistice graves, mostly from the battlefield north of Roclincourt, were brought into Plot IV, Row F.

Photographs in this section taken by Morag Sutherland, Brora, Sutherland.

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