Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, France

Cemetery Details

Location Buissy, Pas-de-Calais - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.193687, E3.014844
Description

Location Information
Buissy is a village about 2 kilometres south of the main Arras to Cambrai road (D939) and about 25 kilometres from Arras. Queant Road Cemetery is situated on the north side of the D14 road that leads from the village towards Queant, about 3 kilometres from Buissy.

History Information
Buissy was reached by the Third Army on 2 September 1918, after the storming of the Drocourt-Queant line, and it was evacuated by the Germans on the following day. Queant Cemetery was made by the 2nd and 57th Casualty Clearing Stations in October and November 1918. It then consisted of 71 graves (now Plot I, Rows A and B), but was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when 2200 graves were brought in from the battlefields of 1917-1918 between Arras and Bapaume, and from the following smaller burial grounds in the area:-

  • BARALLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, which was made in September 1918, contained the graves of 25 soldiers from the United Kingdom; and the GERMAN EXTENSION, from which two graves were brought.
  • CAGNICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, contained the grave of one soldier from the United Kingdom who fell in September 1918. LAGNICOURT (6th JAEGER REGIMENT) GERMAN CEMETERY, East of the village, contained 137 German graves and one British.
  • NOREUIL BRITISH CEMETERIES No.1 and No.2. These were close together, about 400 metres North of Noreuil village. They were made in April-August 1917, and they contained the graves of 50 soldiers from Australia and 16 from the United Kingdom (some of these were re-buried in H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein).
  • NOREUIL GERMAN CEMETERY No.1, next to Noreuil Australian Cemetery, contained 78 German graves and ten British. PRONVILLE GERMAN CEMETERY "near the Cave", on the Western outskirts of Pronville, contained 17 British graves.
  • PRONVILLE GERMAN CEMETERY No.4, South of Pronville on the road to Beaumetz, contained 83 German and 83 British graves (52 of the British being those of soldiers of the Black Watch).
  • PROVILLE CHURCHYARD, contained two British graves.

There are now 2,377 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 1,441 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 56 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 26 casualties buried in German cemeteries in the neighbourhood, whose graves could not be found on concentration. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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MCQUARRIE, John

Service number 5858
Lance Corporal
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1892

ROBINSON, Phillip

Service number 6576
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1883

LINDSAY, Cecil Gordon

Service number 4726
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1892

KIRKPATRICK, George

Service number 934
Sergeant
17th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1889

KEETLEY, Harry Joseph

Service number 6064
Private
19th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 May 1869

BAKER, Elver Cuthbert

Service number 4741
Private
15th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Apr 1894

JACKSON, Carlisle Francis

Service number 4455
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

WATTS, John William

Service number 5265
Private
1st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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