Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-Au-Bois

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Villers Station Cemetery
Cemetery Villers Station.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°23′04″N 2°39′17″E / 50.38444, 2.65472
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 1,194
Website: Villers Station Cemetery

The Villers Station Cemetery is a cemetery in the Pas de Calais region of France containing graves from the Great War.


This cemetery was begun by the French but was used by Commonwealth divisions and field ambulances from the time they took over this part of the front in July 1916 until September 1918. It is associated particularly with the Canadian Corps whose headquarters were nearby and many of the graves in Plots V to X date from April 1917 and the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

After the Armistice, a few graves were brought in from isolated positions in the neighbourhood and in June 1923, the French graves were removed, the great majority to Notre Dame-de-Lorette French National Cemetery.

Villers Station Cemetery now contains 1,208 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 32 German war graves.[1]


Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village along a track from the Villers-au-Bois to Servins road (D65).

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related people are buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Ernewein, Norman Alvin grave marker.jpg
651951 Spr N.A. Ernewein XIII. A. 8.
MacGillivray, Paul Angus grave marker.jpg
541626 Sgt P.A. MacGillivray V. B. 8.

See also


  1. CWGC Villers Station Cemetery webpage