It was in Ligny-en-Cambrésis that Lieutenant William Malcolm Chisholm met his death on 27th August 1914. He had been wounded the previous day and died of his serious injuries in the church despite the unstinting care he received. He was the first soldier from Australia to die in the First World War and was buried in the military section of the village cemetery. Not far away is the grave of his mother, who expressed the wish to be buried in France close to her son.
The Battle of Le Cateau 5 Ligny-en-Cambrésis - Télécharger