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The Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is one of the largest Commonwealth war cemeteries in the Arras area. The cemetery mainly contains graves from World War I, but it also contains a few World War II graves. The Arras Memorial  - which is a part of the cemetery - commemorates almost 35,000 servicemen from the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand who died in the Arras sector between the spring of 1916 and 7 August 1918, the eve of the Advance to Victory, and have no known grave. The Arras Flying Services Memorial is also located at the cemetery.
  
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The cross outside the Arras Memorial seen from inside the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

The cross outside the Arras Memorial seen from inside the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
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The World War II graves of Private C. Major and Major J. S. Sharp (both killed on the 17th of March 1917) at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

The World War II graves of Private C. Major and Major J. S. Sharp (both killed on the 17th of March 1917) at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
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The World War II grave of Private E. T. Hill (Machine Gun Corps - killed on the 10th of June 1918) at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

The World War II grave of Private E. T. Hill (Machine Gun Corps - killed on the 10th of June 1918) at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
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The World War II grave of Second Lieutenant C. V. Sandeman (Royal Engineers - killed on the 4th of July 1916) at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

The World War II grave of Second Lieutenant C. V. Sandeman (Royal Engineers - killed on the 4th of July 1916) at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
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A few of the the approx 35,000 names on the walls of the Arras Memorial at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

A few of the the approx 35,000 names on the walls of the Arras Memorial at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
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A section of the Arras Memorial and the Arras Flying Services Memorial at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.

A section of the Arras Memorial and the Arras Flying Services Memorial at the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery in Arras.
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