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La Targette British Cemetery

Military cemetery (NEUVILLE-SAINT-VAAST)

La Targette British Cemetery lies next to the French War Cemetery in a place known locally as 'Aux-Rietz'. It was there that the 2nd Canadian Division set up its forward headquarters and artillery in preparation for the assault on Vimy Ridge in April 1917. The cemetery was begun in the same period. Nearly a third of the 638 soldiers interred in the cemetery, including 295 Canadians, were artillerymen who took part in the assault on Vimy Ridge and its subsequent defence.