Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

Proville British Cemetery

122 burials

 

Location Information:

South of Cambrai, Proville is a small village. Proville British Cemetery is located in the Rue Gabriel Peri, which can be found by following the D56 road from Cambrai towards Noyelles sur Escaut. The cemetery is signposted at the junction of the D56 and the Rue Gabriel Peri (D92).

 

Historical Information:

The village of Proville was captured on 8-9 October 1918 and the cemetery was made in the same month by the 61st Division and the 8th North Staffords. It was increased after the Armistice when 21 graves were brought in from the battlefields west of Cambrai. The dates of death are from the 20th September to the 19th October.

Proville British Cemetery now contains 149 First World War burials, 27 of them unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by W C Von Berg.

 

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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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