Cantaing British Cemetery

68 Burials

Location Information

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.



Visiting Information

The location or design of this site make wheelchair access impossible.
(For further information regarding wheelchair access, contact The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries department, on 01628 634221).



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 on September 28, 1918 by Lieutenant Scott, 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.

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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them and will feel like coming back.

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