Sunken Road Cemetery

Over 50 casualties

Location Information:


Villers-Plouich is two kilometres north of Gouzeaucourt which is 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai (N44/D917).
This small Cemetery is signposted to the left as you pass the Villers Plouich Mairie on the D56 from direction Gouzeaucourt. It lies 500 metres past this signpost as you ascend a small unmarked road which eventually would lead to the hamlet Beaucamp.


Visiting Information:

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Enquiries Section, on 01628 507200.


Historical Information:

Villers-Plouich was captured in April 1917, by the 13th East Surreys, lost in March 1918 and regained at the end of the following September, when the 1st East Surreys were the first troops to enter the village. It was later "adopted" by the Borough of Wandsworth.

There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The cemetery covers an area of 257 square metres and is enclosed on three sides by a low rubble wall.

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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 and will feel like coming back.

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