ORS BRITISH CEMETERY

Country France
Region Nord
Total identified casualties 101 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.10754
Longitude: 3.64268

Location Information

Ors is a village 6 kilometres east of Le Cateau, on the West bank of the Sambre. The Cemetery is 3 kilometres north-east of the church in the corner of a meadow.


Visiting Information

PLEASE NOTE: The Commission and local authorities have now solved the access problem for this cemetery. Visitors can park by the road and just walk up the path towards the cemetery.

History Information

Ors was in German hands for much of the First World War but was cleared by the 6th Division on 1 November 1918. Ors British Cemetery was begun in November 1918 and a number of the Highland Light Infantry and Royal Engineers graves are due to the crossing of the canal near the cemetery on 4 November 1918. It was enlarged after the Armistice by the concentration of 60 graves from CHATEAU SEYDOUX BRITISH CEMETERY, LE CATEAU (where 41 South African soldiers and one R.A.F. officer were buried in October 1918), FLAUMONT CHURCHYARD, JENLAIN CHURCHYARD and ST. PYTHON COMMUNAL CEMETERY. The cemetery contains 107 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, six of which are unidentified.

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