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Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery and Arras Memorial

Military cemetery (ARRAS)

Commonwealth Forces arrived in Arras in 1916 and used Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery to bury their dead right up to the end of the war. The Arras Memorial bears the names of 35,000 British, New Zealand and South African soldiers who never returned from the Battle of Arras in April 1917. One third of the Royal Flying Corps was destroyed in 'Bloody April'. The names of the 991 soldiers of the sky who lost their lives in the Great War are inscribed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial.