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St. Vaast Communal Cemetery & Extension

2 + 45 burials

Location Information:

 

St. Vaast is approximately 13 kilometres east of Cambrai on the D.942 towards Solesmes.
The cemetery is on the left hand side of the road before entering the village from Cambrai. The Extension lies within the Communal Cemetery.

 

 

Historical Information:

St. Vaast Communal Cemetery contains two Commonwealth burials of the First World War, one of which is unidentified.


The register is available in the Mairie from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.00 and Saturday from 9.00 to 12.00

 

Historical Information:

St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension was made by the Guards Division in the latter half of October 1918, after the capture of the village, when they buried 31 of their officers and men in Rows A, B and C. Row D was added after the Armistice when graves were brought in from HASPRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY GERMAN EXTENSION.

The extension contains 45 burials and commemorations of the First World War. One of the burials is unidentified and there are special memorials to two casualties buried in the German extension at Haspres, whose graves could not be found.

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