Dranoutre Military Cemetery

History Information (Source: CWGC)

Dranoutre (now Dranouter) was occupied by the 1st Cavalry Division on 14 October 1914. It was captured by the Germans on 25 April 1918, in spite of the stubborn resistance of the 154th French Division, and it was recaptured by the 30th Division on 30 August 1918. Dranoutre Churchyard was used for Commonwealth burials from October 1914 to July 1915 when the military cemetery was begun. It was used by fighting units and field ambulances until March 1918 (Plots I and II), many of the burials being carried out by the 72nd Brigade (24th Division) in April-June 1916, and Plot III was added in September and October 1918. In 1923, 19 graves were moved into Plot II Row K from the churchyard when the church was rebuilt.


Dranoutre Military Cemetery now contains 458 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There is also one German war grave. The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.


Served with

·         United Kingdom (420)

·         Canadian (19)

·         Australian (17)

·         German (1)

·         New Zealand (1)

Served in

·         Army (456)

·         Air Force (1)

·         Miscellaneous (1)


Dranoutre MC
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