Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

Ramillies British Cemetery

180 burials

Location Information:

Ramillies is a village approximately 3 kilometres north-east of Cambrai. The Cemetery is signposted from the centre of the village and is situated just outside Ramillies on rue d'erre.

 

Visiting Information:

Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Enquiries department? on telephone number 01628 634221.

 

 

Historical Information:

The village of Ramillies was captured by the Canadian Corps on the night of 8-9 October 1918. The original cemetery contained 93 graves dating from 30 September to 17 October but after the Armistice, further graves were brought into the cemetery from the following:

ESCAUDOEUVRES CONVENT CEMETERY, which was South-West of the village of Escaudoeuvres, close to the road to Cambrai, in the grounds of the Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor. It contained the graves of 80 soldiers from the United Kingdom, six from Canada, 43 German soldiers and two French civilians).

MALINCOURT GERMAN CEMETERY, which contained the grave of a Chinese labourer.

Ramillies British Cemetery now contains 180 First World War burials.

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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