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CWGC Commemoration: LEYLAND, Rex Hamilton (Lieutenant Colonel)


Media TitleCWGC Commemoration: LEYLAND, Rex Hamilton (Lieutenant Colonel)
Owner/SourceCourtesy of CWGC ©
DateAdded 18 Apr 2013
Linked toReginald Hamilton Leyland (Burial)

Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Roclincourt, Pas de Calais, France

Notes: 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.

Roclincourt Military Cemetery contains 916 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 32 of them unidentified. There are also four German war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Originally, the cemetery contained a wooden memorial erected by the 22nd Royal Fusiliers to one officer and 27 N.C.O.'s and men who fell in action at Oppy in April and May 1917. (Source: CWGC)

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