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LANDRECIES BRITISH CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Nord
Identified Casualties:
151
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.67753
Latitude:
50.12849

Location Information

Landrecies is a small town in the Department of the Nord approximately 40 kilometres south-south-east of Valenciennes.

The British Cemetery is west of the town on the road to Pommereuil and Le Cateau, the Route d'Happegardes (D959).

Visiting Information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible.

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

Historical Information

Landrecies was the scene of rear-guard fighting on 25 August 1914, after the Battle of Mons, and from that date it remained in German hands until it was captured by the 25th Division on 4 November 1918. Landrecies British Cemetery was made by the 25th Division in November 1918 and all burials date from the period October 1918 to January 1919.

Landrecies British Cemetery contains 165 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 14 of which are unidentified.