Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy

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Sun Quarry Cemetery
Cemetery Sun Quarry.jpg
Country: France
Location: Pas de Calais
Coordinates: 50°13′40″N 2°55′19″E / 50.22778, 2.92194
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Number of gravesites: 183
Website: Sun Quarry Cemetery

The Sun Quarry Cemetery is a cemetery in the Pas de Calais region of France containing the graves of Canadians killed during the Great War.


Cherisy village was captured by the 18th Division on 3 May 1917, but lost the same night. It then remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on 27 August 1918.

The cemetery takes its name from a flint quarry, known to the army as Sun Quarry. It was made by fighting units, and most of those buried in the cemetery were killed between 26 August and 28 September 1918.

Sun Quarry Cemetery contains 191 First World War burials, eight of them unidentified.


Cherisy is a village approximately 13 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south-east of the village on the north-east side of the road to Hendecourt, the D38.

"We Rest Here"

The following Signals related people are buried here.

Headstone Service Number Rank and Name Grave Location
Christie, Robert William Ewart grave marker.jpg
Lt R.W.E. Christie G. 10.
Hamilton, George Joseph grave marker.jpg
550139 Spr G.J. Hamilton G. 7.

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