St Etienne au mont


St Etienne is a small town approximately 2 kilometres south of Boulogne. Leave Boulogne on the D901 travelling through the industrial estate. At Isques take the D940 from the large roundabout signposted Le Touquet. Cross the Pont-de-briques and continue for 1.7 kilometres. The cemetery is on the right hand side.

South African graves

South African graves in the background

Historical Information

No 2 Labour General Hospital was posted here from 1917 to 1919 and the communal cemetery contains burials from that hospital, mostly men of the Chinese Labour Corps.


There are now 168 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery.

Memorial Inscription

In Chinese, French and English


Who died on service in France during the Great War and are buried here in this cemetery.

This monument was erected by their comrades. December 1919.

Donkeyman Man Pow

Donkeyman Man Pow
Mercantile Marine, HMT Montilla
Died on 30th October 1918

Grave: I E 3


The main Chinese cemetery is located about half an hour's drive away towards Abbeville on the bay of the Somme - which is well worth visiting in its own right.

Noyelles Chinese Cemetery Noyelles Chinese Cemetery