TRANCHEE DE MECKNES CEMETERY
Pas de Calais
General Directions: Aix-Noulette is 16 kilometres north of Arras, about 2 kilometres south-west of Bully-les-Mines on the road from Arras to Bethune. Tranchee de Mecknes Cemetery is about 2 kilometres east of the village.
The cemetery was begun by French troops in May, 1915, and the trench, and consequently the cemetery, were named from the Arab version of the town of Mequinez in Morocco, from which these troops had come. The cemetery was taken over by British units in February, 1916, and besides its present name it was called at times Pioneer Point, Mechanics Trench and Corons d'Aix.
Casualty Details: UK 154, Canada 45, Germany 2, France 171, Total Burials: 372