SERAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Country France
Region Aisne
Total identified casualties 91 Find these records
Casualties from First World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.03123
Longitude: 3.36363

Location Information

Serain is a village in the Department of Aisne, 19.5 kilometres south-east of Cambrai, and 6.5 kilometres west of Busigny Railway Station.


Visiting Information

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History Information

Serain was captured by the 66th (East Lancashire) Division on the 8th October 1918. The Communal Cemetery was extended by the Germans on the North-West side, and in October 1918, the present British Extension was made on the North-West side of the German. After the Armistice the German Extension was removed; 264 German, seven Russian graves and one American were taken to other cemeteries; and 32 British graves (from the German Extension and other German cemeteries) were brought into the British Extension. There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 20 are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 630 square metres and is enclosed by a stone rubble wall.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

PREMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: France, Aisne

Number of casualties: 6

PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY

Location: France, Aisne

Number of casualties: 572

BEAUREVOIR BRITISH CEMETERY

Location: France, Aisne

Number of casualties: 290