Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Rue de la Couturelle, Maubeuge, Nord - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.27322, E3.9374
Description

Location Information
Maubeuge is a town in the Nord region of France, close to the Belgian border. It lies east of Valenciennes and south of Mons. Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery lies about 4 kilometres west of the town centre. Follow the N49 west towards Bavay. About 4 kilometres out of town turn left at Rue Victor Hugo and follow it to Rue de la Couturelle which takes you to the cemetry. Access to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission plot is gained through the civil cemetery.

History Information
Maubeuge was in German hands for practically the whole of the war and was taken by Commonwealth troops only a few days before the Armistice. The 5th Casualty Clearing Station was posted in the town from the end of November 1918 until 22 March 1919. The cemetery at Sous-le-Bois is one of three belonging to the town of Maubeuge. One Commonwealth soldier who died in September 1914 is buried behind the fossoyeur's lodge, but the main Commonwealth plot is in the south-east part of the cemetery. The cemetery contains 114 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

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KENT, William Charles

Service number 2647
Driver
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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BARKER, Walter Frank

Service number 6067
Driver
8th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 26 Oct 1891

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GOLDFINCH, Alfred Ernest

Service number 22133
Driver
7th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 21 Jun 1894

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