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Hillside Cemetery

Location

Hillside Cemetery is located halfway between the villages of Caix and Le Quesnel on the D41, and is accessible via a signposted road off the main road.

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Hillside Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Le Quesnel village, which had been for sometime in Commonwealth hands, was captured by the Germans on 27th March 1918, but was retaken on the following 9th August by the 75th Canadian Infantry Battalion.

Hillside Cemetery

Hillside Cemetery was made by the Canadian Corps in August 1918.

The cemetery contains 108 First World War burials, three of them unidentified.

Hillside Cemetery

On 9th August 1918 the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade advanced from here
towards Warvillers crossing the area of Manitoba Cemetery, on the ridge

 


Private Robert Pilston

Private Robert Pilston 1045888
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 9th August 1918 aged 34
Son of John and Emma Pilston
of Creighton, New Kensington, Penna, U.S.A.

Grave: I A 7


Private Adam Matthews

Private Adam Matthews 799309
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 9th August 1918 aged 26
Son of William and Ellen Matthews
of 70, Yarmouth Rd., Toronto, Ontario

Grave: I A 6


Private George Yousef

Private George Yousef 877679
25th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 9th August 1918 aged 24
Son of Saliem Yousef
of Beirut, Syria

Grave: II A 6


Lieutenant E Glasse

Lieutenant E Glasse
48th Sqdn Royal Air Force
Died on 19th August 1918

Grave: I E 6


2nd Lieutenant E Locke

2nd Lieutenant E Locke
48th Sqdn Royal Air Force
Died on 19th August 1918 aged 19

Grave: I E 7

 


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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