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BRANCOURT-LE-GRAND MILITARY CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
42
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.38539
Latitude:
49.97371

Location Information

Brancourt-le-Grand is a commune 21 kilometres south-west of Le Cateau and 19 kilometres north of St Quentin; it lies between these two towns.

The Military Cemetery is in the south-east corner of the village almost opposite the Communal Cemetery.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this cemetery with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Historical Information

Brancourt-le-Grand was captured on the 8th October, 1918, by the 30th American Division and the 301st American Tank Battalion; the 118th Infantry Regiment erected a Memorial in the village.

The Military Cemetery was made behind a German Cemetery of 168 graves (now removed) in October, 1918; three British graves of March, 1918, were brought in from the German Cemetery after the Armistice.

There are over 40, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. One grave that could not be found in the German Cemetery after the Armistice, is represented by a special memorial. One American grave has been removed to another cemetery.

The Cemetery covers an area of 306 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall.