Lapugnoy Military Cemetery

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Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
Cemetery Lapugnoy Military.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°31′04″N 2°31′31″E / 50.51778, 2.52528
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 1,332
Website: Lapugnoy Military Cemetery

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


he first burials were made in Plot I of the cemetery in September 1915, but it was most heavily used during the Battle of Arras, which began in April 1917. The dead were brought to the cemetery from casualty clearing stations, chiefly the 18th and the 23rd at Lapugnoy and Lozinghem, but between May and August 1918 the cemetery was used by fighting units.

Lapugnoy Military Cemetery contains 1,324 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 3 being unidentified, and 11 from the Second World War, all dating from May 1940.


Lapugnoy is a village 6 kilometres west of Bethune.

From the centre of Lapugnoy, head south-west on the D70 in the direction of Marles-les-Mines. On the outskirts there is a crucifix at the side of the main road, turn right here towards Allouagne. After approximately 500 metres there is a track on the left hand side (the Cemetery is signposted here) and the Cemetery can be found on the left hand side, approximately 500 metres, along this track.

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related person is buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Keen, George Alfred grave marker.jpg
541596 Cpl G.A. Keen II. B. 7.

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