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Cagnicourt British Cemetery

Location

Cagnicourt is a village 18 km south-east of Arras. The cemetery lies on the D13, 2 km south of the main Arras-Cambrai road (D939) and is near the Communal Cemetery.

The Germans established a field hospital in the bank of the road under the communal cemetery.

Cagnicourt British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Cagnicourt was captured by Canadian troops on the 2nd September 1918, in the Battle of the Drocourt-Quéant Line; and this cemetery was begun after the battle, alongside a German cemetery (now removed). It was used until the middle of October 1918, when it contained 89 graves, and it was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the battlefields over a wide area round Cagnicourt.

There are now nearly 300, 1914-18 and a small number of 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over half from the 1914-18 War are unidentified.

The cemetery covers an area of 1,116 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

 


Gunner H Hallam

Gunner H Hallam 21749
9th Heavy Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 11th September 1918 aged 33
Husband of Annie Hallam
32, Mahora St., Kilbirnie, Wellington, New Zealand

Grave: I A 10

Gone west with the glory
Of the setting sun


L/Corporal Hugh Stowell

L/Corporal Hugh Stowell G/17426
11th Bn Middlesex Regiment
Died on 12th May 1917 aged 29
Son of the Rev. Hugh and Annie Stowell
of Ovington Rectory, Alresford, Hants

Grave: III B 2

 

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