This important village lay behind Allied lines throughout the war, just south of the Loos battlefields and just west of Vimy Ridge. From 1914 until early 1916, it was in French hands. In March 1916 British troops took over this sector to release French troops for theVerdun front. The village lies astride the main Route Nationale from Arras to Bethune.

In the “Now” photograph it is easy to identify the components of the original church ruins, which were incorporated in the reconstruction. There are two Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in this village. “Aix Noulette Communal Cemetery” and “Aix Noulette Comunal Cemetery Extension” These cemeteries contain French, British and Canadian graves.

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