Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Caberet Rouge" was a small, red-bricked, red-tiled café that stood close to this site in the early days of the First World War. The café was destroyed by shellfire in March 1915, but it gave its unusual name to this sector and to a communication trench that led troops up the front-line.

 

Many different Commonwealth units served in this sector during the war and the cemetery contains the graves of British, Irish, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and South African soldiers. It is also the final resting place of more than 70 officers of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. Cabaret Rouge has a particularly close connection with the Canadian Infantry, however, as hundreds of Canadians who were killed at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 were ultimately laid to rest here.

 

Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery contains more than 7,650 burials of the First World War.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (2766)
  • Canadian (325)
  • Australian (54)
  • South African (28)
  • Indian (15)
  • New Zealand (5)
  • German (2)

Served in

  • Army (3113)
  • Air Force (71)
  • Navy (11)
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In May 2000, the remains of an unknown Canadian soldier were taken from this cemetery and buried in a special tomb at the foot of the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada.

 

A focal point for remembrance, he represents more than 71,000 Canadians who lost their lives during the First World War.

 

A headstone in plot 8, Row E, Grave 7 marks his original grave.