Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Region : Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Latitude : 50.292844
Lontitude : 2.889515
CWGC Link : 59507
Roeux is a village 13 kilometres east of Arras. Roeux was built over a system of caves which helped to make its capture in 1917 exceptionally difficult. It was attacked by the 9th (Scottish) Division without success on 12 April. The chemical works close to the railway station were taken by the 51st (Highland) Division on 22 April, and after incessant fighting the village was cleared by the same Division on 14 May. The chemical works were lost on 16 May, and it was finally taken by the 51st Division on the following 26 August. Roeux British Cemetery was made by fighting units between April and November 1917.

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Dungannon Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Pte. McClelland, Thomas 18542 Royal Irish Fusiliers 11/05/1917 Grave D-56
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