Pommereuil British Cemetery

173 burials

Location Information:

Pommereuil is a village 3 kilometres east of Le Cateau. The British Cemetery is on the south side of the D959, between Le Cateau and Landrecies.

 

Visiting Information:

Wheelchair access to this site is possible, but maybe by alternative entrance.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries Dept., on 01628 634221.

 

Historical Information:

Pommereuil was the scene of severe fighting on 23-24 October 1918 and the cemetery was made by the 25th Division after the capture of the village.

Pommereuil British Cemetery contains 173 First World War burials. It originally contained a wooden memorial to the 20th Manchesters, who erected it to their officers and men who fell on the 23rd October.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

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