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CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
360
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.2151
Latitude:
49.86336

Location Information

Holnon is a village 6 kilometres west of St Quentin and south of the main road to Vermand and Amiens.

From Peronne take the D44 towards St Quentin. Travel for approximately 11 kilometres when you will come to a main road, the N23. Go towards St Quentin. Holnon is approximately 3 kilometres from St Quentin and the cemetery will be found on the right on entering Holnon.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access with some difficulty.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

Holnon village and wood were the scene of heavy fighting between the 6th Division and the enemy on the 14th-19th September, 1918.

Chapelle British Cemetery, named from a wayside shrine, was made after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves of 1917-18 from the battlefields West of St. Quentin and from HOLNON COMMUNAL and FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERIES.

There are now over 600, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 250 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 17 soldiers, known or believed to be buried here. Other special memorials record the names of four United Kingdom soldiers, buried in Holnon Communal Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

The cemetery covers an area of 2,063 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.