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Villers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 30, 2021

Villers-Guislain was occupied by Commonwealth forces from April 1917 until the German counterattacks (in the Battle of Cambrai) at the end of November 1917. It was lost on 30 November and retained by the Germans on 1 December in spite of the fierce attacks of the Guards Division and tanks.

The cemetery now contains 732 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 350 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate casualties buried in Gonnelieu Communal Cemetery and Honnecourt German Cemetery whose grave could not be found. The cemetery also contains 13 German burials. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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