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Sucrerie British Cemetery

Location

Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt is a village just south of the main Cambrai to Bapaume road (N30), about 10 kilometres from Cambrai. Sucrerie British Cemetery is on a minor road that leads directly from Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt, crosses the main road and then leads towards Moeuvres. The Cemetery is at the end of a long access path which starts about 0.5 kilometres from the main road.

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Sucrerie British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt was captured by the 62nd (West Riding) Division on the 20th November 1917, and again, after a hard struggle, by the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division on the 27th September 1918.

The cemetery was made by the 63rd Division on the 6th October 1918.

There are now nearly 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and one grave, which cannot now be found, is represented by a special memorial.

The graves are in one long trench, almost all of whom belonged to the 63rd Division and fell in the capture of Graincourt. The cemetery covers an area of 202 square metres, without the approach road and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Sucrerie British Cemetery

Bourlon Wood in the background

 

Some of the burials

Rifleman George Lovell 315270
5th Bn London Regiment
London Rifle Brigade
Private William Butcher PO/2221(S)
1st Royal Marine LI
Private William Brown 16453
2nd Bn Royal Irish Regiment
Who died on 27th September 1918
aged 19
Who died on 29th September 1918
aged 25
Who died on 27th September 1918
Son of Robert and Alice Lovell
of 14, Franklin St., Bromley, Bow, London
Son of James and Jessie Butcher
of Bridport
husband of Elizabeth Butcher
of 37, West St., Bridport
Son of Mr. R Brown
of Carris Square, Scotland Gate, Choppington, Northumberland
Grave: A 25 Grave: A 24 Grave: A 23

 

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