ELOUGES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

Dour

 

Hainaut

 

Belgium

 

GENERAL DIRECTIONS: Elouges Communal Cemetery is located 17 km west of Mons. From Mons the N51 Route de Quievrain leads for 14 km to the left hand junction onto the N552 Rue D'Elouges. 2 km along the N552 lies the village of Elouges. The cemetery is located 200 metres along the rue du Commerce, a road leading from the village square.

Elouges village and commune was the scene of the Action of Elouges (24 August 1914), in which the Germans were held in check by units of the 2nd Cavalry and 15th Infantry Brigades. It was not retaken by Canadian troops until just before the Armistice. The communal cemetery contains 55 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, three of them unidentified. The 1914 burials, in rows A and C, were mainly from the 5th Division; they are in trench graves, and the actual position of each body in the row is not known. There are also four war graves of other nationalities in the Commonwealth plot.

 

CASUALTY DETAILS: UK 41; Canada 14; Germany 3; Total Burials: 58

 

 

Number of burials by Unit:

Norfolk Regt.
25
  Canadian Forces
14
Cheshire Regt.
5
  9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers
3
18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars
2
  Royal Field Artillery
1
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
1
  4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards
1
Identified UK & Commonwealth Burials
52
   
 
French Burials
1
     
German Soldiers
1
     
Unidentified Burials
3
   
 
Total Burials
59
   Information collated by Barry Cuttell

 

Those with awards buried/commemorated in this cemetery :

CAMPBELL, L/Cpl. M. A., M.M. 25th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Nova Scotia Regt.) 7th Nov. 1918. B.4

MASON, Pte. T., D.C.M. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regt. 24th Aug. 1914. Sp. Mem. A.7

PENNY, Pte. Matthew, M.M. 25th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Nova Scotia Regt.) 7th Nov. 1918, aged 23. B.8

VINCENT, C.S.M. G. T., D.C.M. 25th Bn. Canadian Inf. (Nova Scotia Regt.) 7th Nov. 1918 B.9

Amongst others buried in this cemetery :

BRIARD, Capt. Ernest Felix Victor. 1st Bn. Norfolk Regt. Killed in action near Mons 24th Aug. 1914, aged 25. Sp. Mem. C.1

McSLOY, Pte. Bernard Crosse. 4th Field Amb. Canadian Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 8th Nov. 1918, aged 21. Enlisted Sept. 1914. Born at Edinburgh. B.12

Information collated by Barry Cuttell

 

Plan of the cemetery

 

 

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