Departement du Nord
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Rieux-en-Cambrésis is a village 9 kilo- metres north-east of Cambrai. Wellington Cemetery is 800 metres north of the village, 50 metres from the traffic lights on the D118, Cauchy-Iwuy-Rieux-en- Cambrésis road.
The village was captured in October, 1918, in the Pursuit to the Selle; and the cemetery was made by battalions of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment immediately after. It was then increased by the concentration of graves from a wide area, mainly south of Rieux.
There are now over 300 World War I casualties commemorated at this site. Of these, over 80 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 20 soldiers from the United Kingdom, known or believed to be buried among them. Another special memorial bears the name of a soldier from the United Kingdom, buried in Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon German Cemetery, whose grave could not be found.