The church bells of Morval
Coat of arms
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Pierre Poutrain|
|2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||39/km2 (100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||108–152 m (354–499 ft) |
(avg. 151 m or 495 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Morval is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
Morval is located 30 km (19 mi) south of Arras, on the D11 road, completely surrounded by the department of the Somme. The junction between A1 and A2 autoroutes is less than 1.5 km (0.93 mi) away.
The Battle of Morval, a British offensive action, occurred as part of the larger Battle of the Somme in September. It destroyed Morval and nearby villages.
The village, including the church of St. Vaast, was rebuilt after World War I. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in Morval hold the graves of 54 British soldiers, while the Community cemetery includes the graves of two airmen.