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HABARCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

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Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais
Identified Casualties:
183

Location Information

Habarcq is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 12 kilometres west of Arras, a little south of the main Arras-St.Pol road.

The Communal Cemetery is on the north side of the village on the road to Haute-Avesnes (D61), and the Extension is on the north and west side of the Communal Cemetery.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this site is possible, but maybe by alternative entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries dept. on 01628 634221.

Historical Information

The extension to the communal cemetery was begun by French troops in 1914 and was used by them until March 1916. Commonwealth forces (XVII Corps) then took over this part of the front and field ambulances continued to bury in the extension using the plots which are now numbered I, V and VIII. In March 1917, the extension was closed, except for two later burials in Plot V.

Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension contains 179 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war. There are also 15 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, 11 of which are unidentified. There are also 378 French burials of the 1914-1918 war here.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.