Dominion Cemetery

Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt is 16 kilometres south-east of Arras and 4 kilometres south of the Arras-Cambrai main road. Dominion Cemetery is 2.5 kilometres north-east of the village, about 545 metres from the road.

Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt was captured by the 57th (West Lancashire) and 52nd (Lowland) Division on the night of the 1st-2nd September 1918. Dominion Cemetery was made by Canadian units in September 1918, after the storming by the Canadian Corps of the Drocourt-Queant Line; Imperial Cemetery, to the West of the village, has now been removed to H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein. The grave of one Canadian airman was brought in after the Armistice from an isolated position some kilometres to the East.

There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to a Canadian soldier believed to be buried among them.

The cemetery covers an area of 818 square metres and is enclosed by a flint and rubble wall.

Number of burials by Unit

15th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
47
  16th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regt.)
34
14th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
30
  13th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
20
Royal Garrison Artillery
11
  29th Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regt.)
9
3rd Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
8
  27th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regt.)
7
19th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
6
  21st Bn. Canadian Inf. (Eastern Ontario Regt.)
6
10th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Alberta Regt.)
5
  4th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
5
Canadian Engineers
5
  Canadian Machine Gun Corps
5
1st Bn. Canadian Inf. (Western Ontario Regt.)
4
  25th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Nova Scotia Regt.)
3
7th Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regt.)
3
  Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery
3
Royal Field Artillery
3
  18th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Western Ontario Regt.)
2
20th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.)
2
  Canadian Garrison Artillery
2
22nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)
1
  2nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Eastern Ontario Regt.)
1
8th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Manitoba Regt.)
1
  Canadian Army Service Corps
1
Canadian Field Artillery
1
  Royal Munster Fusiliers
1
Identified UK & Commonwealth Burials
226
   
Unidentified Burials
5
   
Total Burials
231
   

 

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