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Bailleul Road East Cemetery

Military cemetery (SAINT-LAURENT-BLANGY)

Bailleul Road East Cemetery stands next to the German Military Cemetery in Saint-Laurent-Blangy and was begun in April 1917 by the 34th Scottish Division during the Battle of Arras. After the Armistice the graves of a 1,000 soldiers killed in the sector were concentrated at Bailleul of whom 541 were identified, including the poet Isaac Rosenberg who was killed in April 1918 near the village of Fampoux. During concentration, the English poet's body could not be formally identified which is why his headstone, like a number of others in the cemetery, bears the words, 'Buried near this spot'.