France - Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, Pas de Calais



Located 6.5km east of St. Pol and around 24km from Arras, Ligny-St.Flochel Cemetery is on the east side of the D81 road to Averdoingt.


Used from April 1918 to November 1918, principally by the 7th, 33rd and No.1 Casualty Clearing Stations, the cemetery holds 632 Commonwealth burials and also, unexpectedly, 46 German war graves.


Twenty men of the 4th CMR lie at rest here, most of whom were lost in the attack on Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras, France, mounted on August 29th. Under extreme counter fire, significant ground and prisoners were taken, with 4th CMR losses amounting to 4 officers killed, 11 wounded, 22 other ranks killed, 214 wounded.



This image and those for the headstones of the men listed below were taken and supplied by Yvo Henniker-Heaton.

 4th CMR men at rest or remembered here:


Biggs, Sidney
Bocking, Thomas
Brown, Edward
Brown, William
Cant, Donald
Grimmer, Harold
Keegan, Thomas
Lacroix, Peter
Martin, Elijah
McBride, James

McDonald, Hugh

McDonell, Herbert
Nicholson, Melville
Proud, Clarence
Ricard, Joseph
Robinson, Robert
Vassler, Frank
Weatherston, William
Wilton, Frank
Wright, Percy