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Quarry Cemetery, Marquion

Location

Marquion is a village on the main Arras to Cambrai road (D939), about 25 kilometres from Arras.
From Marquion, follow the D15 road towards Sains lès Marquion, but after only 150 metres follow the minor road that leads towards Bourlon to the left (Chemin de Bourlon). The cemetery is situated about 150 metres down this road.

Quarry Cemetery, Marquion

 

Historical Information

Marquion was captured by the 1st Canadian and 11th Division on 27th September 1918. Quarry Cemetery (called also the Chalk Pit Cemetery) was made by fighting units after the battle and used during the following month.

Quarry Cemetery, Marquion

Quarry Cemetery, Marquion

One grave was brought in from Marquion German Cemetery after the Armistice.

Quarry Cemetery contains 68 burials of the First World War.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

The chapel at Marquion

At the crossroads is a chapel which the Germans
used as a stronghold during the battle for the town

 

The cemetery contains many of the casualties suffered by the 15th Battalion CEF during the taking of Marquion.


Captain Gordon Winnifrith

Captain Gordon Winnifrith MC
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 27th September 1918 aged 27
Son of Harold and Eliza Winnifrith
of 77, Westminster Avenue, Toronto

Grave: D 9


Private Edward Hall

Private Edward Hall 3232895
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 27th September 1918 aged 18
Son of George and Sarah Hall
of 20, Stapleton St., New Bedford, Mass., USA
Born at Blackburn, England

Grave: C 11


Private Robert Scouse

Private Robert Scouse 800233
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 27th September 1918 aged 27
Son of James Scouse
of 79 Cross Arthurlie Street, Barrhead, Scotland

Grave: B 11

 

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