Vermelles is a village north of the N43 road between Bethune and Lens, and
about 9 kilometres from either town.
From the church in Vermelles head north-east and where the road turns sharp
right continue straight on in the direction of Auchy-les-Mines. The cemetery
is found at the end of the gravel track, off Rue Voltaire on the right hand
side of the road, 2 kilometres from the church.
Quarry Cemetery was used from July 1915 to June 1916, and (for two
burials) in August 1917. Its existence is due chiefly to the fighting at
Fosse 8 and at the Hohenzollern Redoubt, and it contains many graves of the
dismounted Cavalry who occupied this sector in 1915-16. The cemetery, was
severely damaged by shell fire.
There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of
these, 10 are unidentified and many of the graves, identified as a whole but
not individually, are marked by headstones bearing the additional words
"Buried near this spot".
The cemetery covers an area of 2,061 square metres.
Casualty Details: UK 139, Total Burials: 139
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