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Quéant Communal Cemetery British Extension

Location

Quéant is a village 19 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is on the western outskirts of the village on the west side of the road to Raincourt.

Quéant Communal Cemetery British Extension

 

Historical Information

Quéant was close behind the Hindenburg Line, at the South end of a minor defence system known as the Drocourt-Quéant Line, and it was not captured by British troops until the 2nd September 1918.

On the North side of the Communal Cemetery was a German Extension of nearly 600 graves (1916-1918), now removed; and the British Extension was made by fighting units, on the far side of the German Extension, in September and October 1918.

There are now nearly 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The cemetery covers an area of 1,011 square metres and is enclosed by a flint and rubble wall.

Quéant Communal Cemetery British Extension

 


Lewis Honey VC DCM MM

Lieutenant Lewis Honey VC DCM MM
78th Bn Canadian Infantry
Manitoba Regiment
Died on 30th September 1918 aged 24
Son of the Rev. George and Metta Honey
of Lynden, Ontario

Grave: C 36

Dear Lew
The things
Which are not seen
Are eternal

The London Gazette 31108
3rd January 1918

For most conspicuous bravery during the Bourlon Wood operations, 27th September to 2nd October 1918. On 27th September, when his company commander and all other officers of his company had become casualties, Lt. Honey took command and skilfully reorganised under very severe fire.

He continued the advance with great dash and gained the objective. Then finding that his company was suffering casualties from enfilade machine-gun fire he located the machine-gun nest and rushed it single-handed, capturing the guns and ten prisoners.

Subsequently he repelled four enemy counter-attacks and after dark again went out alone, and having located an enemy post, led a party which captured the post and three guns.

On the 29th September he led his company against a strong enemy position with great skill and daring and continued in the succeeding days of the battle to display the same high example of valour and self-sacrifice.

He died of wounds received during the last day of the attack by his battalion.

 


Private Frederick MacDonald

Private Frederick MacDonald 928499
1st Bn Canadian Infantry
Western Ontario Regiment
Died on 1st October 1918 aged 28
Son of Alex MacDonald
of Orillia Ontario

Grave: C 40


Major General Louis Lipsett CB CMG

Major General Louis Lipsett CB CMG
Royal Irish Regiment
Commanding 4th Division
Died on 14th October 1918 aged 44
Son of Richard and Esther Lipsett
of Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.
Croix de Guerre (France)
Officier de la Legion d’Honneur

Grave: F 1

 

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