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SUCRERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, GRAINCOURT-LES-HAVRINCOURT

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 52 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.16035, Longitude: 3.09909

Location information

Graincourt-le-Havrincourt is a village just south of the main Cambrai to Bapaume road (N30), about 10 kilometres from Cambrai. Sucrerie British Cemetery is on a minor road that leads directly from Graincourt-les-Havrincourt, crosses the main road and then leads towards Moeuvres. The Cemetery is at the end of a long access path which starts about 0.5 kilometres from the main road.

History information

Graincourt-les-Havrincourt was captured by the 62nd (West Riding) Division on the 20th November 1917, and again, after a hard struggle, by the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division on the 27th September 1918. The cemetery was made by the 63rd Division on the 6th October 1918. There are now nearly 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and one grave, which cannot now be found, is represented by a special memorial. The graves are in one long trench, almost all of whom belonged to the 63rd Division and fell in the capture of Graincourt. The cemetery covers an area of 202 square metres, without the approach road and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.