SANDERS KEEP MILITARY CEMETERY, GRAINCOURT-LES-HAVRINCOURT

Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 135 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.13224
Longitude: 3.08809

Location Information

Graincourt-les-Havrincourt is a village 10 kilometres south west of Cambrai. The Cemetery is signposted at the intersection of the main road from Bapaume to Cambrai (N30) and the Marquion Havrincourt road (D15). 2 kilometres south of the N30 on the D15 towards Havrincourt the Cemetery is signposted to the left where it can be found at the end of a single track leading towards Graincourt.


History Information

"Sanders Keep" was a German fortification 2 kilometres South-West of the village, between the Hermies and Havrincourt roads. It was stormed by the Scots Guards on the 27th September 1918, and after the fight the British and German dead were buried on the battlefield by the Guards Division Burial Officer. There are now nearly 150, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 755 square metres and is enclosed by a stone rubble wall.

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