HAPPY VALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY
UK - 75
UNIDENTIFIED - 6
SPECIAL MEMORIAL - 1
Fampoux is a village and commune in
the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, close to Arras and on the north bank of the
river Scarpe. Happy Valley British Cemetery is about two miles south of it, on
the other side of the Scarpe and close to the village of Monchy-le-Preux
village. "Happy Valley" was the name given to the long valley which
runs due east from Orange Hill, and along which British troops fought their way
on the 10th/11th April 1917 during the fighting for Monchy. The cemetery was
started by units from the 12th (Eastern) Division, and used again by the 4th
Division in December 1917 when the lines had stabilised on Infantry Hill. It
contains the graves of 75 soldiers from the United Kingdom, of whom six are
unidentified; and a Special Memorial is erected to a soldier known to be buried
in one of the unnamed graves. The Cemetery covers an area of 419 square yards,
and it is bounded by a concrete curb and a thorn hedge. It lies in the valley,
now close to the A1 Paris motorway.
Fampoux is a village 7 KM east of
Arras (D33). Happy Valley British Cemetery is 5 KM south of the village down a 2
kilometre track on the road to Monchy-le-Preux. It is reached by a path.
GRAVES OF INTEREST
CSM A.E.Brown MM & Bar Bn East Lancs Regt
- Killed 25th August 1917, aged 22.