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Tunks, Ernest Henry (1894 - 1918)

Tunks, Ernest Henry (1894 - 1918)



Private Ernest Henry Tunks
Birth: June 11, 1894
Death: Apr. 14, 1918

Owner/SourceInternational Wargraves Photography Project
Date7 October 2006
Linked toErnest Henry Tunks
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Roclincourt Military Cemetery , Roclincourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

Notes: General Directions: Roclincourt is a village a little to the east of the road from Arras to Lens. Take the N 17 from Arras until the junction of this road and the D 60 (first CWGC sign here). Travel along the D 60 into Roclincourt village, for approximately one kilometre, to a right turn (direction St Nicholas). Take this road for approximately 175 metres to a lane on the right. The cemetery lies 100 metres away at the foot of this lane.

The French troops who held this front before March 1916 made a military cemetery (now removed), on the south-west side of which the present Commonwealth cemetery was made. It was begun by the 51st (Highland) and 34th Divisions in April 1917, and contains many graves of 9 April, the first day of the Battles of Arras. It continued in use, as a front-line cemetery, until October 1918 and after the Armistice graves, mostly from the battlefield north of Roclincourt, were brought into Plot IV, Row F.

Roclincourt Military Cemetery



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