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LA BARAQUE BRITISH CEMETERY, BELLENGLISE

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
55

Location Information

La Baraque British Cemetery is 2.5 kilometres north east of the village of Bellenglise and on the east side of the N44 road, 8 kilometres north of St Quentin.

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

Bellenglise was the scene of the victory of the 46th (North Midland) Division at the end of September, 1918, and the Divisional Memorial stands very close to La Baraque. Bellenglise was later "adopted" by the town of Stafford.

There are now over 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and a special memorial is erected of a soldier believed to be buried among them, and another records the name of a United Kingdom soldier, buried in BELLENGLISE CHURCHYARD, whose grave could not be found. All fell in the period 29th September-8th October, 1918, and three of whom were brought from PONTRU CHURCHYARD in 1925.

The cemetery covers an area of 342 square metres and is enclosed by a low stone rubble wall.