Sailly sur la Lys Canadian Cemetery - Sailly sur la Lys, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member geotrouvtou59
N 50° 39.163 E 002° 45.795
31U E 483263 N 5611232
Quick Description: EN - The Cemetery is on the north-west side of the road between Armentieres and Bethune. FR - Le cimetière est sur le côté nord-ouest de la route entre Armentières et Bethune.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 5/31/2020 10:36:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM12HNW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
EN

Location Information

The village of Sailly-sur-la-Lys lies approximately 7 kilometres west of Armentieres. From Armentieres follow the road to Estaires, traversing the small town of Ergingham-Lys and then joining the D945 to Estaires. Follow the D945 for approximately 5 kilometres until reaching the village of Sailly-sur-la-Lys. Continue through the village on the same road and the Cemetery lies 2 kilometres on the other side of the village, directly on the left hand side of the road opposite the Anzac Cemetery.

History Information

Sailly Church was burnt during the open fighting of October 1914, when French cavalry and British and German infantry fought on the Lys, but from the winter of 1914-1915 to the spring of 1918 the village was comparatively untouched. It was captured by the Germans on 9 April 1918, and it remained in their hands until the beginning of September. The cemetery was begun by Canadian units in March 1915, and used as a front-line cemetery until July 1916; it contains 313 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and one German grave. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

FR

Information de Lieu

Le village de Sailly-sur-la-Lys se trouve à environ 7 kilomètres à l'ouest d'Armentières. Depuis Armentières suivre la route d'Estaires, traverser la petite ville d'Ergingham-Lys puis rejoindre la D945 jusqu'à Estaires. Suivez la D945 sur environ 5 kilomètres jusqu'à rejoindre le village de Sailly-sur-la-Lys. Continuez à travers le village sur la même route et le cimetière se trouve à 2 kilomètres de l'autre côté du village, directement sur le côté gauche de la route en face du cimetière d'Anzac.

Informations sur l'histoire

L'église de Sailly a été incendiée lors des combats ouverts d'octobre 1914, lorsque la cavalerie française et l'infanterie britannique et allemande ont combattu sur la Lys, mais de l'hiver 1914-1915 au printemps 1918, le village était relativement intact. Il a été capturé par les Allemands le 9 avril 1918 et est resté entre leurs mains jusqu'au début de septembre. Le cimetière a été inauguré par des unités canadiennes en mars 1915 et utilisé comme cimetière de première ligne jusqu'en juillet 1916; il contient 313 sépultures du Commonwealth de la Première Guerre mondiale et une tombe allemande. Le cimetière a été conçu par Sir Herbert Baker.

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Visiting hours:
Free entry / Entrée Libre


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Date cemetery was established: Not listed

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