HASPRES COPPICE CEMETERY, HASPRES

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 64 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.24836
Longitude: 3.41297

Location Information

Haspres is a village a little north of the straight main road (the Chaussee Brunehaut) from Cambrai to Villers-Pol. Haspres Coppice Cemetery is south of the village on the west side of the road to Villers-en-Cauchies.


Visiting Information

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History Information

The village of Haspres was taken after severe fighting, with the help of tanks, on 20 October 1918. Haspres Coppice Cemetery was made by the 1st Rifle Brigade and by units of the 49th Division. All of the burials date from the period 13-26 October 1918, and 50 of the graves are of men of the 19th Lancashire Fusiliers, killed on 13 October. Of the remainder, 11 belonged to the 1st Rifle Brigade. The cemetery contains 64 First World War burials.

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