Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery 

Historical  Information (Source: CWGC)

Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, begun by the 31st Division at the end of June 1918, was also used by the 40th Division. On its closure at the end of August the cemetery comprised Plots I and II, but after the Armistice Plots III and IV were added when scattered graves were brought into the cemetery from a wide area around Hazebrouck. The earliest of these graves dates from May 1915, but the majority were from the fighting of April 1918.

 

There are now 300 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery. Two further plots of 138 burials were added to the cemetery during the Second World War. Among these later burials, all dating from May and June 1940, are special memorials to a number of casualties known to be buried within the cemetery whose graves could not be precisely located. 58 of the graves are unidentified. The original cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (342)
  • Australian (33)
  • German (3)

Served in

  • Army (377)
  • Air Force (1)
Le Grand Hasard MC
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