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St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 44 Find these casualties
  • Region Nord
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.19237, Longitude: 3.41493

Location information

St. Vaast is a village approximately 13 kilometres east of Cambrai on the D942 towards Solesnes. The Cemetery lies within the Communal Cemetery which is on the left hand side of the road before entering the village from Cambrai. The register is available in the Mairie from Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.00 and Saturday from 9.00 to 12.00

History information

St. Vaast Communal Cemetery Extension was made by the Guards Division in the latter half of October 1918, after the capture of the village, when they buried 31 of their officers and men in Rows A, B and C. Row D was added after the Armistice when graves were brought in from HASPRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY GERMAN EXTENSION. The extension contains 45 burials and commemorations of the First World War. One of the burials is unidentified and there are special memorials to two casualties buried in the German extension at Haspres, whose graves could not be found.