Roclincourt Military Cemetery
Roclincourt is a village a little to the east of the road from Arras to Lens.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website describes how "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 contains 916 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, including those of Fred Ormerod (Grave Ref. IV. A. 3.), of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, who died on 4 February 1918.
|26469 PRIVATE / F. ORMEROD / DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGT. / 4TH FEBRUARY 1918|