CRUCIFIX CEMETERY, VENDEGIES-SUR-ECAILLON

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 50 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.25578
Longitude: 3.50394

Location Information

Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon is a village and commune in the Department of the Nord, in the valley of the Ecaillon, 12 kilometres south of Valenciennes and 10 kilometres west of Le Quesnoy. The Cemetery is south west of the village and stands on the D958, Valenciennes - Solesmes road.


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. The register is available in the Mairie from Monday Wednesday thursday Saturday from 9.00 to 12.00 Tuesday and Friday from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00

History Information

Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon was captured by the 19th (Western) and 61st (South Midland) Divisions on 24 October 1918, after severe fighting. The cemetery, which stands behind a roadside crucifix, was made by the 61st Division after the battle. Crucifix Cemetery contains 50 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 31 of them belonging to the 2nd/6th Royal Warwickshires. There are also 26 French burials in the cemetery dating from August 1914. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

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