Flesquieres village was attacked by the 51st (Highland) Division, with tanks, on the 20th November 1917, in the Battle of Cambrai, but held for a time by a German officer with a few men; it was captured on the 21st. It was lost in the later stages of the battle, and retaken on the 27th September 1918, by the 3rd Division. Flesquieres Hill Cemetery was originally made by the 2nd Division, in 1918, behind a German cemetery but the German graves were removed after the Armistice. Plots III-VIII were created on the site of the German cemetery and in them were reburied 688 British soldiers from the battlefields of Havrincourt, Flesquieres, Marcoing and Masnieres and from a few other surrounding burial grounds.

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A large cemetery on the edge of the village - steep stairs to climb to gain access. Unusual layout, Mr Hammond's grave is easy to find by reference to the map.
By John Stokes on Monday 3rd November '14 at 9:18am
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
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By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 1:32pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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