MAUROIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 78 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.07746
Longitude: 3.47141

Location Information

Maurois is a village 5.2 kilometres south-west of Le Cateau. The Communal Cemetery is on the eastern side of the village.


Visiting Information

The cemetery is at all times open to the public The register is available in the Mairie from Monday from 8.30 to 11.30 Wednesday from 8.30 to 11.30 Friday from 8.30 to 11.30 and 1st saturday of the month

History Information

Maurois village was the scene of fighting in the Battle of Le Gateau, 1914, and it remained in German hands until it was occupied by the South African Brigade on the 9th October, 1918. There are now over 80, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Three were buried by the enemy in August, 1914, three by their comrades in October, 1918, and one in October, 1918 in a single grave. The remainder were buried in October and November, with one of February, 1919. The plot covers an area of 286 square metres.

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