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Cinq Rues British Cemetery


Hazebrouck is a town and commune 22 kilometres east of St. Omer. Cinq Rues British Cemetery lies 3 kilometres west of the town. From Hazebrouck follow the N42 in the direction of St. Omer. The cemetery lies directly on the right hand side of this road approximately 3 kilometres out of Hazebrouck.

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Cinq Rues British Cemetery


Historical Information

The cemetery was used chiefly by the field ambulances and fighting units of the 29th Division from April to August 1918 for the burial of Commonwealth casualties sustained during the German offensive. There are now 226 First World War burials in the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by N A Rew.

Cinq Rues British Cemetery


Corporal Harry Holland

Corporal Harry Holland 45968
B Company 29th Bn
Machine Gun Corps
Died on 10th June 1918 aged 24
Son of Annie and the late Joseph Holland
of Sheffield.
Served nearly four years

Grave: G11

Private Alfred Young

Private Alfred Young 48100
Y Company 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers
Died on 17th June 1918 aged 31
Son of Alfred and Ellen Young
of Kettering
Husband of Alice Young
of Stringers Hill, Pytchley, Kettering.
Wounded August 1917
Returned to France April 1918
Temporarily acting as a stretcher-bearer

Grave: E 11


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