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Chapel Corner Cemetery


Sauchy-Lestrée is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais and a little north of the road from Arras to Cambrai. Chapel Corner Cemetery is about 0.75 km south-east of the village, at a fork of the road to Epinoy.

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Chapel Corner Cemetery

Historical Information

Sauchy-Lestrée was captured by the 56th (London) Division on 27th September 1918, and the cemetery was made and used by fighting units during the following five weeks. It contained 50 burials at the Armistice, and others were then added from the surrounding battlefields and from the following cemeteries:-

  • Epinoy Road Cemetery, Epinoy, was on the road from Sauchy- Lestrée to Epinoy, just west of the point where it crosses the road from Sauchy-Cauchy to Haynecourt. It was made by fighting units, and it contained the graves of 27 soldiers (mainly 2nd Yorkshire Regiment) and one airman from the United Kingdom and four soldiers from Canada, all of whom fell between the 26th September and the 14th October 1918.
  • Lecluse Crucifix Cemetery was on the Southern outskirts of Lécluse village, and it contained the graves of 16 Canadian soldiers who fell in October 1918.

Chapel Corner Cemetery contains 178 First World War burials, 29 of which are unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.

Chapel Corner Cemetery

The chapel on the corner of the road

Private Arthur Aitken

Private Arthur Aitken 1045832
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 27th September 1918 aged 19
Son of John and Eliza Aitken
of 170, Bruce St., London, Ontario

Grave: D 2

Private Joseph Hume

Private Joseph Hume 907129
5th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 2nd October 1918 aged 21
Son of Ernest and Elizabeth Hume
of 100, Blenheim Court, Jenis St.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Grave: F 2

Other cemeteries in the area