Beehive Cemetery, Willerval, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 15, 2019

The cemetery owes its name to a German machine gun emplacement known to the British troops as “The Beehive”. It was made by fighting units after the occupation of Willerval in the Battles of Arras, 1917, and it was used as an advance cemetery until the following September; one grave was added in March, 1918. There are now nearly 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and one, which cannot now be found, is represented by a special memorial. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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