Caix British Cemetery

The village of Caix is situated about 28 kilometres south-east of Amiens, midway between the N29, Amiens to St. Quentin road, and the D934, Amiens to Roye road. Caix British Cemetery is south of the village. From the centre of the village on the main road, D28, in the direction of Beaucourt en Santerre, turn left at the D41 in the direction of Le Quesnel. About 200 metres along this road is the local communal cemetery and the first CWGC signpost will be found. Turn left just before the local cemetery and follow the side road where the British Cemetery will be found on the right.

Caix was occupied by Commonwealth troops in March 1917, lost during the German advance in March 1918, and recaptured on 8 August 1918 by the Canadian Corps. Caix British Cemetery (called at first Caix New British Cemetery) was made after the Armistice when graves (mainly of March and August 1918) were brought in from the battlefields and from small cemeteries in the neighbourhood. The cemetery now contains 365 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 70 of them unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

Number of burials by Unit

31st Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regt.)
23
  78th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regt.)
18
4th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
17
  Canadian Field Artillery
15
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
14
  Canadian Engineers
12
2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
12
  49th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regt.)
11
Australian Forces
9
  Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force
9
Royal Army Medical Corps
8
  22nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
8
24th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
8
  Tank Corps
7
75th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
6
  28th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Saskatchewan Regt.)
6
Royal Field Artillery
6
  87th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
6
17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Lancers
6
  85th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Nova Scotia Regt.)
6
Northamptonshire Regt.
5
  25th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Nova Scotia Regt.)
4
10th (PWO Royal) Hussars
3
  3rd Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
3
4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
3
  Gloucestershire Regt.
3
26th Bn. Canadian Inf. (New Brunswick Regt.)
3
  Royal Army Service Corps
3
Durham Light Inf.
3
  East Lancashire Regt.
3
18th (Queen Mary’s Own) Hussars
2
  10th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regt.)
2
50th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regt.)
2
  5th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Saskatchewan Regt.)
2
Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derbys Regt.)
2
  7th Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regt.)
2
Rifle Brigade
2
  Machine Gun Corps (Cav.)
2
47th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Western Ontario Regt.)
2
  Lord Strathcona’s Horse
2
42nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
2
  19th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
1
4th (Queen’s Own) Hussars
1
  11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars
1
4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
1
  29th Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regt.)
1
Canadian Army Service Corps
1
  19th (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal) Hussars
1
King’s Liverpool Regt.
1
  South Lancashire Regt.
1
Royal Engineers
1
  Royal Canadian Dragoons
1
North Staffordshire Regt.
1
  North Somerset Yeomanry
1
Middlesex Regt.
1
  Manchester Regt.
1
Machine Gun Corps (Inf.)
1
  Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
1
King’s Royal Rifle Corps
1
  5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales) Dragoon Guards
1
Essex Regt.
1
  Dorsetshire Yeomanry
1
Cheshire Regt.
1
  Canadian Royal Horse Artillery
1
Canadian Light Trench Mortar Bty.
1
  Canadian Corps Military Police
1
Canadian Army Medical Corps
1
  7th (Princess Royal’s) Dragoon Guards
1
Leicestershire Yeomanry
1
     
Identified UK & Commonwealth Burials
290
   
Unidentified Burials
70
   
Total Burials
360
   

 

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