Cassel Communal Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

During the 1914-18 War Cassel was at different periods the headquarters of both Marshal Foch and Lord Plumer. At the end of May 1940 the western flank of the British Expeditionary Force was on the line Dunkirk-Cassel-Hazebrouck, and Cassel was in the section defended by the 48th and 44th Division on May 28th-29th.


There are now nearly 100, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, almost 20 are unidentified and one of the soldiers from the United Kingdom whose grave could not be precisely located is commemorated by a special memorial inscribed "Buried near this spot".


Served with

  • United Kingdom (79)
  • Czechoslovakian (12)
  • Australian (1)

Served in

  • Army (91)
  • Air Force (1)