BEAURAIN BRITISH CEMETERY

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 56 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.18099
Longitude: 3.55054

Location Information

Beaurain (not to be confused with Beaurains near Arras) is a village in the Department of the Nord 19 kilometres south of Valenciennes and 4 kilometres from Solesmes railway station. The British Cemetery is at the end of a path, among meadows and orchards, a hundred yards north of the church. From Solesmes follow the D43 to the junction with the D43A, where one can see a direction sign for Beaurain. Follow this winding but continuous road to Beaurain, approximately 2 kilometres, to the CWGC sign beside the church.


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.

History Information

Beaurain was captured by the 5th Division on the 23rd October, 1918. The British Cemetery was made in the fortnight after the capture of the village. There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 465 square metres and is enclosed by a low stone rubble wall.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

VERTIGNEUL CHURCHYARD, ROMERIES

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 21

OVILLERS NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY, SOLESMES

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 65

VENDEGIES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 9