|Cemetery:||TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France|
|I. F. 32.
|Location:||Tilloy-les-Mofflaines is a
village 3 kilometres south-east of Arras, on the south
side of the main road to Cambrai. Tilloy British Cemetery
is south-east of the village on the north-east side of
the road to Wancourt, the D37.
|Historical Information:||Tilly-Les-Mofflaines was taken by British troops on the 9th April, 1917, but it was partly in German hands again from March to August, 1918. The British Cemetery was begun in April, 1917, by fighting units and Burial Officers, and Rows A to H in Plot I represent for the most part burials from the battlefield. The remaining graves in Plot I, and others in the first three rows of Plot II, represent later fighting in 1917 and the first three months of 1918, and the clearing of the village in August, 1918. These 390 original burials were increased after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from a wide area East of Arras and from certain smaller burial grounds. There are now over 1,500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 600 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 14 soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of eleven men of the 6th King's Own Scottish Borderers, buried in Tees Trench Cemetery No. 2, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery covers an area of 5,388 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall. The following were among the burial grounds from which British graves were removed to Tilloy British Cemetery:- ARTILLERY TRACK CEMETERY, ARRAS, in which were buried 39 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell on the 9th and 10th April, 1917. CHAPEL ROAD CEMETERY, WANCOURT, midway between Feuchy Chapel and Neuville-Vitasse, where 34 soldiers from the United Kingdom were buried in April, 1917. HARP REDOUBT CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, close to a German fort on the South side of the village which was taken by the 14th (Light) Division and Tanks on the 9th April, 1917. The cemetery contained the graves of 36 soldiers of the King's Royal Rifle Corps and 51 others from the United Kingdom. MAISON-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES (near a house on the main road to Cambrai), which contained the graves of 89 soldiers from the United Kingdom, 14 from South Africa, one from Canada and one from New Zealand, and 13 German soldiers. This cemetery was used in 1917 and again in March, April and August, 1918. TEES TRENCH CEMETERIES No. 1 AND No. 2, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY (near the road to Bailleul), in which were buried 32 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell, with two exceptions, on the 9th April, 1917. TELEGRAPH HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, on the South-Western slopes of the hill between Tilloy and Neuville-Vitasse, captured by the 14th Division on the 9th April, 1917. The cemetery contained the graves of 147 soldiers from the United Kingdom, almost all of whom belonged to the 14th Division and fell in April, 1917. TILLOY WOOD CEMETERY, on the Western side of the village, containing the graves of 80 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in April, 1917. WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, close to a house on the Cambrai road, and containing the graves of 22 soldiers from the United Kingdom and two German soldiers who fell on the 11th-12th April, 1917.|