QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION
|Region||Pas de Calais|
|Total identified casualties||270 Find these records|
|Casualties from||First World War|
Queant is a village on the D14 road 25 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is on the western outskirts of the village on the D38 road to Riencourt-les-Cagnicourt.
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Queant was close behind the Hindenburg Line, at the South end of a minor defence system known as the Drocourt-Queant Line, and it was not captured by British troops until the 2nd September 1918. On the North side of the Communal Cemetery was a German Extension of nearly 600 graves (1916-1918), now removed; and the British Extension was made by fighting units, on the far side of the German Extension, in September and October 1918. There are now nearly 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 1,011 square metres and is enclosed by a flint and rubble wall.