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Moulin-de-Pierre British Cemetery

48 burials

Location Information:

Villers Outreaux is a village situated 20 kilometres south of Cambrai.
Moulin De Pierre British Cemetery is 3 kilometres north of Villers Outreaux and is built at the side of the D76, which connects Villers Outreaux with the village of Lesdain. The cemetery is signposted from near the village centre at the crossroads of the D76 and D16.

 

Visiting Information:

Wheelchair access 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:

Villers-Outreaux was cleared by the 38th (Welsh) Division and Tanks, after heavy fighting, on the 8th October, 1918.

Moulin-de-Pierre British Cemetery is on the Chemin du Moulin-de-Pierre, a road going North from Villers-Outreaux and passing a stone mill whose ruins were used as a German machine-gun emplacement.

There are now nearly 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. All of whom fell on the 8th October, 1918.

The Cemetery covers an area of 199 square metres and is enclosed by a stone 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 feel like coming back.

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