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Quiétiste Military Cemetery

Situé sur la D21 Quietiste Military Cemetery is half-way from Le Cateau to Busigny, on the north-west side of the road (D21).

Location Information:

 

Quietiste Military Cemetery is half-way from Le Cateau to Busigny, on the north-west side of the road (D21).

 

Visiting Information:

The location or design of this site make wheelchair access impossible.
The register is available in the Office de Tourisme on Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00 - closed on Tuesday and Sunday
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries department, on 01628 634221.

 

Historical Information:

Le Cateau and the country West of it, were the scene of the rearguard battle fought by the II Corps on the 26th August, 1914, against a greatly superior German force; it then passed into German hands, and became a railhead and an important hospital centre. It was stormed by the 5th Connaught Rangers on the evening of the 10th October, 1918, and cleared during the following week.

Quietiste Military Cemetery was made in October, 1918, by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, as "Farm Cemetery"; the present name was acquired before the end of 1918, and is due to some association with Fenelon, Bishop of Cambrai, whose country house at Honnechy, 2.4 kilometres West, was used by both sides as Divisional Headquarters.

There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an area of 683 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall, except on the roadside.

Office de Tourisme du Cambrésis
48,rue de Noyon
59400 CAMBRAI
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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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