The village of Bertry is approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. The Commonwealth War Graves are to be found in the north-eastern part of the Communal Cemetery, which is 200 yards along the railway line from the railway level crossing.
Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.
(For further information regarding wheelchair access, contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries dept. on 01628 634221).
The register is available in the Mairie from Monday to Friday 8.30 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 17.00 and Saturday 9.00 to 12.00
The 1st Gordon Highlanders were trapped and annihilated at Bertry on the 26th August, 1914; the village was occupied by the South African Brigade on the 9th October, 1918.
A number of the dead were buried by the enemy in August, 1914, and the others by the 3rd Cavalry and 38th (Welsh) Divisions in October, 1918.
There are now over 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a third are unidentified. Two graves were brought from an Extension on the South-West side, in which were also buried 18 German dead of October, 1918.
The plot covers an area of 177 square metres.