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Remembering a great uncle

We arrived around midday, midweek and the memorial was more or less empty. Car park just across the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dav3com
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Staines, United Kingdom
Never forgotten...always remembered

Located just a short distance from the rail station in Arras it is a 25 minute walk or a 8 minute... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dudley1959
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Oshawa, Canada
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Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, near the Citadel, approximately 2 Kms due west of the railway station. The GPS coordinates for the cemetery are 50.28670, 2.76057
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived around midday, midweek and the memorial was more or less empty. Car park just across the road gives a wonderful view of the construction. Builders were working on parts of it which were closed off but fortunately not in the area where we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located just a short distance from the rail station in Arras it is a 25 minute walk or a 8 minute drive. You will see many cemeteries in Flanders and many of the small ones are similar in design and architecture. His cemetery is larger...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We visited just before lunchtime. We were the only ones in at the time. Peaceful and very moving site.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

An architecturally beautiful and emotionally moving place to visit. Sited about a 25 minute walk from the centre of Arras but there is a free bus whose circuit includes a stop at the Citadel which is next door to the cemetery.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Visited here as part of a leger battlefield tour. I was pleased to visit here as my great great uncle private Oliver miller,royal fusiliers has his name on the wall to the missing. Have been twice now and allways go to see his name. Allways...More

Thank Pompeyjones
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This was the last stop on a three day WW1 battlefields tour, during which we had seen numerous cemeteries and memorials, each one kept immaculately by the CWGC. This one was every bit as emotional to visit as all the others. It's impossible for modern...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Visited last week to remember my Great, Great Uncle Sidney Nelms (Oxford & Bucks L.I) who is remembered on the memorial wall here.

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The CWWGC does an amazing job on all of these cemeteries and memorials. Very humbling seeing the expanse of the ground and the number of names on the memorial. This is a must see when visiting Arras or wanting to tour some of the cemeteries/memorials...More

Thank cjadeb
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Knew that my great uncle's name was listed here with the Lincolnshire Regiment. Sidney King - killed 28th April 1917 - aged 21. Thanks to the excellent CWG Commission web site easily located the correct stone and spent some time looking around the very peaceful...More

Thank bryan10king
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I am not sure anything prepares you for the scale of the cemeteries and the sheer numbers of people that gave their lives, so that we can live the way we do. We often asked ourselves what the young men that dies would think of...More

Thank Martyn K
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Scribbler58
4 July 2016|
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Response from Warwickgirl06 | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought the lads would love it. I do not remember there being signs against dogs, only smoking I think.
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Dave M
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There is no gates or fee to enter, open to all. Car park across the road may have a barrier and only open at certain times.
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