Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 3195 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War

Situated between two war cemeteries, one French and the other German, Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery lies south of the town of Souchez in France. The cemetery contains more than 7,650 burials of servicemen of the British Empire in the First World War.

Cabaret Rouge was a small café, its brick building with red tiles was distinctive in the village where most of the houses were thatched. It stood less than a mile south of Souchez and was destroyed by heavy shelling in May 1915.

key features

  • Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in the village of Souchez, France, was established near the site of a small café called Cabaret Rouge used by soldiers in the early days of the First World War
  • The cemetery contains the graves of many units that served in this sector including British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and South African forces
  • The cemetery and shelter buildings were designed by Frank Higginson, a former Canadian Army officer
  • In May 2000, the remains of an unknown Canadian soldier were taken from the cemetery and laid to rest in a tomb at the foot of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada

History

The cemetery takes its name from a small, red-bricked, red-tiled café that stood close to this site in the early days of the First World War.

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Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery contains more than 7,650 burials of the First World War.

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