Cimetière militaire du cratère Lichtfield

62580 THELUS


This is one of two craters (mine) used by the service of the graves of Canadian Corps in 1917.

It was used to bury the bodies of soldiers found nearby. It's actually a big mass grave. There are only two cemeteries of its kind in France. After the battle, the remains of 56 soldiers were buried in a mine crater in the middle of what was then the no man's land. Later the crater has been truncated and surrounded by grass. It now contains the remains of 52 Canadian soldiers (including 10 unknown), 5 soldiers originally unknown and an unknown Russian soldier. (From the site of memory stone).

A Thelus, are also the Monument to Canadian Artillery and the memorial to the 3rd Canadian Division.