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Cambrin Military Cemetery

Location

Cambrin is a village about 24 kilometres north of Arras and 8 kilometres east of Béthune on the road to La Bassée. The Cemetery is on the north side of the road and is approached by a path from the main road.

The village is noted for its Statue of Liberty War Memorial. Turn down behind it to visit the Churchyard Cemetery.

For the Military Cemetery go back up the hill along the main road a few hundred metres. It is sign posted up an alleyway behind the café.

Cambrin Military Churchyard

 

Historical Information

At one time, the village of Cambrin housed brigade headquarters but until the end of the First World War, it was only about 800 metres from the front line trenches.

The village contains two cemeteries used for Commonwealth burials; the churchyard extension, taken over from French troops in May 1915, and the Military Cemetery behind the Mayor’s House.

Cambrin Military Cemetery, often called Cambrin Château Cemetery, was begun in February 1915 and used as a front line cemetery until December 1918.

Cambrin Military Churchyard

It contains many graves of the Battle of Loos and in row D there are buried 57 officers and men of the 1st King’s (Liverpool Regiment) who died on the first day of the battle, 25th September 1915.

Cambrin Military Cemetery contains 816 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.

 

Edward and Philip Tennant

Corporal Edward Tennant 1290
16th Bn Middlesex Regiment
Died on 10th January 1916
Lance Corporal Philip Tennant 1291
16th Bn Middlesex Regiment
Died on 10th January 1916
Grave: E 13 Grave: E 13

 


Captain Alan Fox

Captain Alan Fox
16 Squadron Royal Flying Corps
Ex Royal Engineers
Died on 9th May 1915, aged 27
Son of Charles and Beatrice Fox
of 30 Ladbroke Gardens, Notting Hill, London

One of the first five Officers in the Army taught to fly.

Grave: A 21


Edgar and Ambridge

Lance Corporal L A Edgar 26401
1st Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 25th September 1915

Grave: D 19b

Private Albert Edward Ambridge 25081
1st Bn The King’s
Liverpool Regiment
Died on 25th September 1915 aged 16
Son of Mr J and Mrs R Ambridge
of 143, Dewsbury Rd, Leeds

Grave: D 19c

 

Other cemeteries in the area


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