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CANTAING BRITISH CEMETERY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 63 Find these casualties
  • Region Nord
  • Casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.15119, Longitude: 3.16985

Please note

Please be aware that there are ledges from which it is possible to fall, if visiting with small children, please ensure they are supervised at all times.

Location information

The village of Cantaing is approximately 5 kilometres south-west of Cambrai. The cemetery is up a high bank from the road on the corner of the D.142 and D.92 in the direction of Cambrai.

Visiting information

The location or design of this site make wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our enquiries department on 01628 634221.

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History information

Cantaing was captured on the 21st November, 1917, by the 51st (Highland) and 6th Divisions, with Cavalry and Tanks. It was held against attack on the 1st December, but given up a few days later. It was recaptured at the end of September, 1918, and the British Cemetery was made by the 52nd Division Burial Officer immediately after. There are now nearly 70, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 55 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall on three sides.