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Cimetière Militaire d'Ecoivres

Military cemetery (MONT-SAINT-ELOI)

The civilian cemetery in the hamlet of Ecoivres was extended by the French Army at the end of 1914 to accommodate its dead soldiers. In March 1916 British troops relieved the French and Ecoivres Military Cemetery was once again enlarged. The graves are in almost-perfect chronological order; they contain British soldiers from 1916 onwards and Canadian soldiers who fell during the Battle for Vimy Ridge in 1917. In total there are 1,728 Commonwealth and 786 French graves.