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Anzac Cemetery, Sailly-sur-la-Lys, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 25, 2021

Sailly Church was burnt during the open fighting of October 1914, when French cavalry and British and German infantry fought on the Lys, but from the winter of 1914-1915 to the spring of 1918 the village was comparatively untouched.

It was captured by the Germans on 9 April 1918, and it remained in their hands until the beginning of September. Anzac Cemetery was begun by Australian units in July 1916, immediately before the Attack at Fromelles, and it contains the graves of many Australian soldiers who died in that engagement. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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