Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

Crest Cemetery

88 burials

Location Information

The Cemetery is signposted from the N30 (between Cambrai and Bapaume) in the village Fontaine Notre-Dame, 3 kilometres south-west of Cambrai, and is located on the right hand side of the road towards Raillencourt.

 

 

Historical Information

The village of Fontaine-Notre Dame was captured for a short time on 21 November 1917 by the 51st (Highland) Division, and again by the Guards Division on 27 November, but it then remained in German hands until the 3rd and 4th Canadian and 57th Divisions retook it on 27 September 1918.

Crest Cemetery contains 88 First World War burials, all but one of them Canadian. All date from 27 September to 7 October 1918.

The cemetery was designed by W C Von Berg.

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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 feel like coming back.

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