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Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-st. Eloi

Historical Information

This cemetery is really the extension of the communal cemetery, were the French army had buried over 1,000 men. The 46th (North Midland) Division took over the extension with this part of the line in March 1916, and their graves are in Rows A to F of Plot I. Successive divisions used the French military tramway to bring their dead in from the front line trenches and, from the first row to the last, burials were made almost exactly in the order of date of death. The attack of the 25th Division on Vimy Ridge in May 1916 is recalled in Plots I and II. The 47th (London) Division burials (July to October 1916) are in Plot III, Rows A to H, and Canadian graves are an overwhelming majority in the rest of the cemetery, Plots V and VI containing the graves of men killed in the capture of Vimy Ridge in April 1917

The graves of eight men of the 51st (Highland) Division who had been buried by the 153rd Brigade in March, 1916, in what became known as Bray Military Cemetery, due South of the Mount, between the hamlet of Bray and the Bois de Maraeuil, were moved after the Armistice in to Plot VIII, Row A.

Ecoivres Military Cemetery contains 1,728 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 786 French and four German war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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Inverclyde men and women listed at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-st. Eloi