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Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery


Le Quesnoy is an old town in the Department of the Nord, 15 km south-east of Valenciennes on the road to Le Cateau and Avesnes. The Extension adjoins that part of the Communal Cemetery where British graves are placed.

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Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery

Historical Information

Le Quesnoy was captured by the New Zealand Division, without bombardment, on the 4th November 1918; and a sculptured panel let into the town wall, linked with the Place d’Armes by a memorial avenue, recalls this exploit.

The Communal Cemetery was used and extended by the Germans during their long occupation of the town; but almost all the German graves have been removed to Frasnoy German Cemetery.

There are now over 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. All but two of whom were buried by the enemy.

Soldat Kireel Finoffjow

Soldat Kireel Finoffjow
Russian Prisoner of War

Private G Boyer

Private G Boyer 35114
1st Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Died on 11th August 1918

Grave: II D 7

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