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Quietiste Military Cemetery, Le Cateau

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 59 Find these casualties
  • Region Nord
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.07303, Longitude: 3.50409

Location information

Quietiste Military Cemetery is half-way from Le Cateau to Busigny, on the north-west side of the road (D21).

Visiting information

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access very difficult. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on or 01628 507200.

The register is available in the Office de Tourisme on Monday to Saturday from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 18.00 -

closed on Tuesday and Sunday

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History information

Le Cateau and the country West of it, were the scene of the rearguard battle fought by the II Corps on the 26th August, 1914, against a greatly superior German force; it then passed into German hands, and became a railhead and an important hospital centre. It was stormed by the 5th Connaught Rangers on the evening of the 10th October, 1918, and cleared during the following week.

Quietiste Military Cemetery was made in October, 1918, by the 50th (Northumbrian) Division, as "Farm Cemetery"; the present name was acquired before the end of 1918, and is due to some association with Fenelon, Bishop of Cambrai, whose country house at Honnechy, 2.4 kilometres West, was used by both sides as Divisional Headquarters.

There are now over 50, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an area of 683 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall, except on the roadside.