Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Rue de Bac Saint-Maur, Croix-du-Bac, Nord - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.66707, E2.7979
Description

LOCATION INFORMATION
Steenwerck is a village approximately 5 kilometres south-west of Armentieres and a similar distance north-east of Estaires. Croix-du-Bac is a hamlet 3.5 kilometres south of Steenwerck. Leave Croix-du-Bac on the D10 and head south east. The Cemetery is 1 kilometre from the church on the right hand side of the D10.

HISTORY INFORMATION
The cemetery was begun in July 1916 and used by field ambulances and fighting units until March 1918. On 10 April 1918, Croix-du-Bac was in German hands but was retaken by the 23rd Lancashire Fusiliers on 2 September, and a few further burials were made in the cemetery in October. After the Armistice, Plot I was completed, and Plots III and IV formed, by the concentration of 328 British graves from the battlefields and from the German Plot (II); the German graves were removed to other cemeteries, as well as one Portuguese grave. There are now 554 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. 263 of the graves are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate 140 casualties known to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains two French war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

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Names

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CLARKE, Edwin Joseph Chatfield

Service number 3059A
Lance Sergeant
56th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 May 1891

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WELLER, Frederick Nicholas

Service number 4669
Corporal
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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BISHOP, Edwin James

Service number 4747
Private
56th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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GRAHAM, Robert Colin

Service number 2680
Private
56th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1894

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HARTMANN, Stanley Theo Victor William

Service number 3061
Lance Corporal
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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