Designed by Ian B. Hamilton, the 9th Scottish Division Memorial was unveiled on the 9th April 1922. Its original location was in the middle of the Arras-Douai road but its visit became dangerous because of heavy traffic. It was moved in 2006 and placed in front of Point-du-Jour Military Cemetery where many men of the 9th Scottish Division finally rest. The 30 feet high Cairn, built from blocks of granite, bears the Battle Honours of the Division during the Great War. Twenty-six granite boulders bears the name of units which served in the Division in 1915-1918.
Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension was used by units, field ambulances, and the III Corps Main Dressing Station in 1916, and by the 4th Australian Division and other units in March and April 1918. The cemetery contains 340 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and five German burials.
Local villagers from the commune of Étricourt-Manancourt turning out to commemorate the 100 years to the day that Captain Tidswell was shot down, reputedly by the Red Baron on the 16th October 1916. The grave is located in fields close to the village. Picture © Jean-Claude Graux.
Ninth Avenue Cemetery is one of three cemeteries close together near the town of Loos in Northern France. The other two are St. Mary's A. D. S. Cemetery and Bois Carré Military Cemetery
The CWGC Gardeners out in force in Béthencourt Communal Cemetery in the Nord region of France. A big thank you to all of them for keeping our cemeteries and memorials all over the world in such a beautiful condition throughout the year. (Picture © Jean-Claude Graux)
Two German graves in Hagle Dump Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem
Wintry scenes of Dadizeele New British Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem.
All of those buried in the Commonwealth plot in Audregnies Communal Cemetery died on 24th August, 1914. They were originally buried on the battlefields and most belonged to the 1st Cheshire Regiment. The cemetery contains 40 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 32 of which are unidentified. There is also one French war grave.
We first visited Caëstre Military Cemetery nearly 20 years ago and at that time it was located over a rickety style and through a muddy field. It is now next to a brand new housing estate that has been built around it.
There are now 393 Commonwealth burials or commemorations of the First World War in the cemetery. 11 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate three casualties known to be buried among them. There is also one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War, one non-war burial (a retired member of the Commission's staff) and 110 war graves of other nationalities.