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Bethencourt Communal Cemetery

Cimetière militaire implanté au nord-est du cimetière communal sur la route de Caudry à Solesmes. Un hôpital allemand a été implanté dans le village de Bethencourt de août à Septembre 1914.

 

Location Information

Bethencourt is a village and commune in the Department of the Nord, a little north to Le Cateau. The Commonwealth Graves are in the north-east of the Communal Cemetery off the road from Caudry to Solesmes.

 

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries dept. on 01628 634221.

The register is available in the Mairie from Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9.00 to 12.00

 

 

Historical Information

A German hospital was posted in the village of Bethencourt in August and September, 1914.

There are now over 80, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and nine graves which cannot now be traced, are represented by special memorials.

The plot covers an area of 326 square metres.

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