Noyelles-sur-l'Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord

Grave of W. J. Lyons killed in action on 8th October 1918 aged 23 years

Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut is a village in the Department of the Nord, about 5 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. From Cambrai follow the N30 main road towards Bapaume. After 5 kilometres, at Fontaine Notre Dame, turn left onto the D142 following the signs towards Containg and Noyelles. Passing through Containg the village of Noyelles can be found about 5 kilometres from Fontaine Notre Dame. On entering the village turn left immediately after the New Civilian Cemetery into the Rue Sorel. Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery is located 50 metres down this road on the right. Access to the Extension is through the Communal Cemetery.

Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut was captured by the 6th Division on the 20th-21st November, 1917, evacuated at the beginning of Decemeber, and reoccupied on the 19th October, 1918, by the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. The Communal Cemetery Extension was made by the 2nd Division Burial Officer. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The Extension covers an area of 348 square metres and is enclosed on two sides by a brick wall.

Liam Lyons escorted by the Naval Association President Lt. Cdr Mulrooney and SPO Hugh O'Neill
Liam and wife Brenda spend a moment of reflection

The Naval Association President Lt. Cdr. Mulrooney lays a wreath on behalf of the Irish Naval association
Lt. Cdr Mulrooney with escorts SPO Hugh O'Neill and PO John O'Neill

Terry Cummins (left) and Liam Lyons