Cayeux village, which had been in the hands of Commonwealth forces for some time, was lost on 27 March 1918 during the great German advance, but recaptured by the Canadian Corps on the following 8 August. The cemetery was begun by French troops. It was used in March, April and May 1917 by the 36th Casualty Clearing Station, and again for a few burials in March and August 1918. It was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in, mainly from the battlefields to the north and from the Marcelcave French Military Cemetery which had one British grave.  The cemetery now contains 216 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

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3 images Some pictures of the cemetery.
By John Stokes on Sunday 30th November '14 at 8:33pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium
2 images If you visit this cemetery, you'll follow a 300-400m muddy (in winter) track. It's quite a climb up the hill, followed by stairs and another 80m walk until reaching the cemetery. Despite this, it is one on the best kept.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 2:39pm
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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