AVESNES-LE-SEC COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 110 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.24918
Longitude: 3.36884

Location Information

Avesnes-le-Sec is a village in the Department of the Nord, between Valenciennes and Cambrai. The Communal Cemetery is on the western edge of the village and the Extension is on the west side of the Communal Cemetery, about 75 metres back from the road.


Visiting Information

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History Information

The extension was made by the 51st (Highland) Division Burial Officer in November 1918. At the Armistice, it contained 100 burials dating from the period 12-26 October 1918, 46 of which were Seaforth Highlanders and 41 Gordon Highlanders. In 1928, a further 14 graves were brought in from St. Hilaire-sur-Helpe Churchyard and Louvignies-les-Quesnoy Churchyard. Avesnes-le-Sec Communal Cemetery Extension now contains 114 First World War burials. The extension was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

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