RAILLENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 191 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.18857
Longitude: 3.17424

Location Information

Raillencourt is a village in the Department of the Nord, about 5 kilometres west of Cambrai on the main road to Arras, D939. The Communal Cemetery is located on the main road about 700 metres from the entrance to the village from the Arras side.


Visiting Information

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History Information

Raillencourt village was captured by the Canadian Corps on 28 September 1918, in the Battle of the Canal du Nord. The extension to the communal cemetery was made by the Canadian Corps after the capture of the village. It was enlarged in 1923 when graves were brought in from:- NORTH CEMETERY, RAILLENCOURT, which was situated between Raillencourt and Cambrai, behind the houses of St. Olle. It was made by the 8th Infantry Brigade and named after Lieut. J. W. North, who was buried in it. It contained the graves of 67 Canadian soldiers (63 of whom belonged to the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles) and five others. The cemetery now contains 199 First World War burials, eight of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by W C Von Berg.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

ST. OLLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 4

CREST CEMETERY, FONTAINE-NOTRE DAME

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 88

ST. OLLE BRITISH CEMETERY, RAILLENCOURT

Location: France, Nord

Number of casualties: 97