Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

Highland Cemetery

624 burials

Location Information:

Le Cateau is a small town about 19 kilometres south-east of Cambrai. Highland Cemetery is about 1 kilometre south of the town on the D12 road to Wassigny.

 

Visiting Information:

Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries Section, on telephone number 01628 507200.

 

Historical Information:

After the Battle of Le Cateau (26 August 1914), the town remained in German hands until the middle of October 1918.

The original cemetery (Plot III) was made by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division after the fighting of 17 October; the name of Highland Cemetery is suggestive at once of the comparatively high ground on which it stands and of the 32 graves of the 13th (Scottish Horse) Battalion, Black Watch, found in this plot. The cemetery was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves of October and November 1918 were brought in from isolated positions on all sides of Le Cateau.

Highland Cemetery now contains 624 First World War burials.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.

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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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