Chérisy


Chérisy
Not to be confused with Cherisy, in the Eure-et-Loir department.

Chérisy

Coat of arms of Chérisy
Chérisy is located in France
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Chérisy
Administration
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Croisilles
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Sud Arrageois
Mayor Roland Delobelle
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 52–98 m (171–322 ft)
(avg. 66 m/217 ft)
Land area1 6.29 km2 (2.43 sq mi)
Population2 212  (1999)
 - Density 34 /km2 (88 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62223/ 62128
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 50°14′06″N 2°54′46″E / 50.235°N 2.91277777778°E / 50.235; 2.91277777778

Chérisy is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Geography

A small farming village located 9 miles (15 km) southeast of Arras on the D9 junction with the D38 road.

Population

Historical population of Chérisy
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
176 188 175 189 209 212
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of Saint-Vaast, rebuilt, like most of the village after the ravages of World War I.
  • World War I cemetery.

World War I

Chérisy village, south-east of Arras, in the Pas-de-Calais, France, was captured by the 18th Division on 3 May 1917, but lost the same night. It then remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on 27 August 1918. It was in the retaking of Chérisy that Major Georges Philias Vanier, the future GOC of the Royal 22e Régiment and Governor General of Canada (1959–1967) was wounded, as a result of which his leg was amputated.
Quebec Cemetery, Chérisy.
Quebec Cemetery was made by fighting units. Those buried there, mainly men of the 22nd and 24th Battalions Canadian Infantry (both from Quebec), were killed between 26 August and 28 September 1918. Quebec Cemetery contains 195 First World War burials, 12 of them unidentified. English émigré to Canada, Private Alfred S. Loose was killed on 28 September 1918, aged 25 years. The cemetery was designed by G. H. Goldsmith.

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