Noyelles sur Escaut Communal Cemetery & Extension

116 burials

Location Information:

Noyelles-sur-Escaut is a village about 5 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.
On entering the village, turn left immediately after the New Civilian Cemetery into the Rue Sorel. Noyelles-sur-Escaut Communal Cemetery is located 50 metres down this road on the right. Access to the Extension is through the Communal Cemetery.

 

Visiting Information:

The location or design of this site, makes wheelchair access impossible.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries Section, on telephone number: 01628 507200
 

Historical Information:

Noyelles-sur-Escaut was captured by the 6th Division on the 20th-21st November 1917, evacuated at the beginning of December, and reoccupied on the 19th October 1918, by the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

The Communal Cemetery Extension was made by the 2nd Division Burial Officer and it contains the graves of officers and men of the 2nd, 62nd (West Riding) and 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, who fell in September-October 1918.

There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The Extension covers an area of 348 square metres and is enclosed on two sides by a brick wall.

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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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