Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

Ors Communal Cemetery

Over 60 burials

Location Information:

The village of Ors is between Le Cateau and Landrecies. The Communal Cemetery lies to the north-west of the village. It should not be confused with Ors British Cemetery which is 1 kilometre north-east of the church.

 

Visiting Information:

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible.

The register is available in the Mairie on Monday ; Wednesday ; Thursday and Friday from 8.30 to 16.00 and Saturday from 11.00 to 12.00
 

Historical Information:

Ors was cleared by the 6th Division on the 1st November, 1918.

There are now over 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The plot covers an area of 189 square metres.

 

Wilfred Owen, famous poet, is buried there. Born in 1893 (Plas Wilmot, Great-Brittain), he is 20 y.o. when he arrives at Bordeaux where he works teaching english.

The Great War surprises him in France and he enrolls in the British Army. He went on the front in Somme in 1917. The hail is there. On November 4th he is killed at Ors, seven days before the Armistice.

 

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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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