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Villers-Guislain Communal Cemetery


Villers-Guislain is a village in the Department of the Nord, over 1.5 kilometres south of the main road from Cambrai to Péronne. The British graves are in the south-west part of the cemetery.

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Villers Guislain - Gauche Wood on the hillside

Gauche Wood on the hillside


Historical Information

Villers-Guislain was severely damaged by shell fire during the War.

There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and eighteen graves, destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by Special Memorials.

The plots cover an area of 202 square metres.

Villers Guislain towards Quentin Mill

The view towards Quentin Mill — scene of fighting during the German counter-attack in December 1917


Some of the burials

Two soldiers from the 14th Bn Gloucestershire Regiment killed on 1st July 1917

Private Hubert Medway 31336
Private Ivor Leonard 30838
Grave: D 2 Grave: D 3

Known to be buried here

Known to be buried in the cemetery

Private Henry Barnes 30118
1st Bn Somerset Light Infantry
Private Robert Cruickshank 23635
2nd Bn The Cameronians
Scottish Rifles
Died on 1st July 1917 Died on 5th May 1917
Special Memorial: 7 Special Memorial: 8


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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