Willerval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 10 kilometres north-east of Arras. Beehive Cemetery is 1 kilometre north of the village and 600 metres by the footpath from the west side of the D50E road to Mericourt in a place called Lorgette.
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Royal Canadians buried at the Beehive Cemetery (Willerval) are listed below.
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The CWGC description of how to get to the cemetery is the understatement of the millennium!
It is on a long rutted track past a farm and then a good walk up to the cemetery itself, once you have arrived though it is a sad, beautiful but lonely spot, I would guess rarely visited. We decided to exit through the fields in front of us and found the track much better but at one stage we thought it was a dead end, but it turned sharply past some small factory-type buildings and led onto a main road.
The RCR graves are right under the trees.
Photo by Peter Bennett, a member of the Great War Forum
Photos by Robert Pike, a member of the Great War Forum.