La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast

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La Targette British Cemetery
Cemetery La Targette British.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°21′02″N 2°44′55″E / 50.35056, 2.74861
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 598
Website: La Targette British Cemetery

The La Targette British Cemetery is a cemetery in the Pas de Calais region of France containing the graves of Canadians killed during the Great War.


La Targette British Cemetery, formerly known as Aux-Rietz Military Cemetery, was begun at the end of April 1917 and used by field ambulances and fighting units until September 1918. Nearly a third of the graves have an artillery connection; in March-April 1917, the artillery of the 2nd Canadian and 5th Divisions, and certain heavy artillery units, had their headquarters in a deep cave at Aux-Rietz. Sixteen graves were brought into the cemetery from the immediate neighbourhood after the Armistice.

The cemetery contains 638 First World War burials, 41 of them unidentified. There are also three Second World War burials, two of which are unidentified.


Neuville-St. Vaast is a village 6.5 kilometres north of Arras, a little east of the road from Bethune to Arras. La Targette British Cemetery lies to the south-west of the village on the north-west side of the road (D55) to the village of Maroeuil.

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related person is buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Madden, Jerome Joseph grave marker.jpg
3467 Spr J.J.J. Madden III. A. 2.

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