Monchy British Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux
Monchy-le-Preux is a village in the department of the Pas-de-Calais, on the north side of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. Monchy British Cemetery is nearly 2 kilometres west of the village.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website describes how "Monchy village, a relatively high and commanding position, was captured by Commonwealth forces on 11 April 1917. The Cemetery was begun at once and continued in use as a front-line cemetery until the German offensive of March 1918, when it fell into their hands. It was recaptured by the Canadian Corps on 26 August and used again for a month. The graves are very closely identified with the divisions which fought on this front."
|R/33737 RIFLEMAN / W.J. GAY / KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS /
9TH/11TH APRIL 1917
(Grave Ref. I. D. 2.)