St. Aubert British Cemetery


Location Information: 

St. Aubert is a village in the Department of the Nord, approximately 13 kilometres east of Cambrai. From Cambrai follow the D942 road towards Solesmes. About 12 kilometres from Cambrai and just after Avesnes les Aubert, turn left onto the D297 towards St Aubert. After approximately 2 kilometres turn left onto the D97 road towards Avesnes les Aubert. The British Cemetery is about 800 metres down this road on the right.

Historical Information: 

The cemetery was begun by the 24th Division on 12 October 1918, just after the capture of the village. Other units continued to use it until 23 October, by which time it contained 33 graves of the 3rd Rifle Brigade and 24 others, most of the current Plot I. After the Armistice, further graves were brought in from small cemeteries in the area and and from the battlefields of Cambrai (November-December 1917) and Cambrai and the Selle (October 1918). The cemetery now contains 435 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 41 of the burials are unidentified but there is a special memorial to one casualty believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate three casualties known to have been buried in Avesnes-le-Sec Communal Cemetery, St. Aubert Communal Cemetery German Extension and Paillencourt German Cemetery, whose graves could not be found. The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.

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