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Cantaing British Cemetery

Location

The village of Cantaing is approximately 5 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. The cemetery is up a high bank from the road on the corner of the D.142 and D.92 in the direction of Cambrai.

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Cantaing British Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Cantaing was captured on the 21st November 1917, by the 51st (Highland) and 6th Divisions, with Cavalry and Tanks. It was held against attack on the 1st December, but given up a few days later.

It was recaptured at the end of September 1918, and the British Cemetery was made by the 52nd Division Burial Officer immediately after.

There are now nearly 70, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The cemetery covers an area of 55 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall on three sides.

Cantaing British Cemetery

 

Privates Sullivan and O'Sullivan

Private John Sullivan 4279
1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers
Private J O’Sullivan MM 4767
1st Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers
Died on 30th September 1918 Died on 30th September 1918
Grave: D 8 Grave: D 9

 


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