Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The village was captured in October 1918, in the Pursuit to the Selle, and the cemetery was made by battalions of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment immediately after. It was then increased by the concentration of graves from a wide area, mainly South of Rieux.


There are now over 300, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 80 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 20 soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them. Another special memorial bears the name of a soldier from the United Kingdom, buried in Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon German Cemetery, whose grave could not be found. The cemetery covers an area of 769 square metres and is enclosed by a low brick wall.


Served with

  • United Kingdom (208)
  • Canadian (17)

Served in

  • Army (225)
Wellington Cem, Rieux-en-Cambresis
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