Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

Moeuvres British Cemetery

94 burials

Location Information:

Moeuvres is a village about 10 kilometres west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres north of the main Cambrai to Bapaume (N30).
The Cemetery is signposted off the N30 and can be found on the right hand side of the road (D34A) towards Moeuvres. It lies in open fields at the end of a grass access path about 150 metres long.

 

 

Historical Information:

Moeuvres remained in German hands during the Battle of Cambrai, 1917, in spite of three days of desperate attack by the 36th (Ulster) Division. It was partly taken by the 57th (West Lancashire) Division on 11 September 1918 and cleared by the 52nd (Lowland) Division on the 19th.

Moeuvres British Cemetery contains 107 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. 13 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials are erected to four casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains four German graves.

The cemetery was designed by G R Goldsmith.

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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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