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Agny Military Cemetery

Gazetteer No. G0654


Address Agny, Pas de Calais France


This simple cemetery in the vicinity of Arras was set up by French troops and was later used by British units and the eld ambulances. After the Armistice, another 137 graves were transferred from the battle eld east of Arras. The cemetery was not visited by Lutyens. The design was created by an assistant architect under the supervision of Cowlishaw. It has a certain intimacy due to the groves that surround the spot, which were part of a nursery garden of the IWGC on the east side. The location is accessible via a lengthy path along the rear of the houses. The entrance was designed by the simple folding of the hedge inward and two low columns between which two posts stand on a band of stone. After the six rows with existing graves, two rows were added after the war, with the Cross of Sacrifice as an interruption of the last row on an elevated platform with four plant beds. The original French graves in row A have been removed. At the end of the central axis, a seat has been incorporated in a conifer hedge. Two plum trees stand at the entrance. (Geurst, 2010, p.194)


Geurst, J. (2010) Cemeteries of the Great War by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.

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Imperial War Graves Commission