Sains-Les-Marquion British Cemetery

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Sains-Les-Marquion British Cemetery
Cemetery Sains-Les-Marquion British.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°11′29″N 3°04′40″E / 50.19139, 3.07778
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 227
Website: Sains-Les-Marquion British Cemetery

The Sains-Les-Marquion British Cemetery is a cemetery in the Pas de Calais region of France containing the graves of Canadians killed during the Great War.


The village of Sains-les-Marquion was captured by the 1st Canadian Division on 27 September 1918, and the cemetery was begun on the following day by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade. It was used until the middle of October and was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and from Marquion Churchyard.

Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery now contains 255 burials of the First World War.


Sains-les-Marquion is a village about 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres south of the D939, Arras to Cambrai road. Sains-les-Marquion British Cemetery lies at the junction of the D15 and D16 roads, about 1.5 kilometres from the centre of the village.

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related people are buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Greenhalgh, William grave marker.jpg
678043 Spr W. Greenhalgh I. E. 32.
Leavitt, Ralph grave marker.jpg
500703 LCpl R. Leavitt I. B. 4.

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