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UPTON WOOD CEMETERY, HENDECOURT-LES-CAGNICOURT

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 218 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.22482, Longitude: 2.95255

Location information

Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 16 kilometres south-east of Arras and about 4 kilometres south of the Arras to Cambrai main road. Upton Wood is a small wood half-way between Hendecourt and Haucourt, and Upton Wood Cemetery is 110 metres south of the wood and about 2 kilometres north of the village.

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History information

Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt was captured by the 57th (West Lancashire) and 52nd (Lowland) Division on the night of 1-2 September 1918. Upton Wood (an army name) was captured on 30 August 1918 by the 1st Canadian Division and the cemetery was made immediately afterwards. Upton Wood Cemetery contains 226 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Eight of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to one casualty known to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.