St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery, St. Martin-sur-Cojeul

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The village of St. Martin-sur-Cojeul was taken by the 30th Division on 9 April 1917. It was lost in March 1918 but retaken in the following August. St. Martin Calvaire British Cemetery was named from a calvary which was destroyed during the war. It was begun by units of the 30th Division in April 1917 and used until March 1918. Plot II was made in August and September 1918.

 

The cemetery contains 228 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, five of them unidentified. There are also three German graves within the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (223)
  • German (3)

Served in

  • Army (226)
St Martin Calvaire BC
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