Rue Michelet

     

 

Ada spent several years working at the Salvation Army Red Shield Hostel for Graves Visitation located in Rue Michelet, Arras.

On recent visit to the area, one of our aims was to find the location of this hostel.
The hut was a large wooden structure.

Originally located at Ostrohove Camp, near Boulogne, it was moved and then rebuilt at Rue Michelet, Arras in 1919 (unconfirmed).

According to Salvation Army sources it was in use from 1919-1939.

Rue Michelet

Rue Michelet is easily found from local maps and the location was confirmed by David Stacey, the British CWGC representative, based in Beaurains.

Rue Michelet

One address given for the hut was at number 37 but, although a substantial house is there, no sign of the hut could be found.

The house has a very large garden and there are more modern industrial premises at the rear so it is possible that this was the original siting.

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Rue Michelet