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ETREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
9
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.66207
Latitude:
49.99267

Location Information

Etreux is a village and commune in the Department of the Aisne, 32 kilometres north-north-east of St Quentin and 20 kilometres west of La Capelle. The Communal Cemetery is 2 kilometres north of the village.

Historical Information

On the 27th August, 1914, Etreux was the scene of the Rearguard Affair of Etreux, in which the 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers were overwhelmed, after a long resistance, by nine German battalions.

There are 10 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war commemorated in this site, 1 of which is unidentified..