Quéant is a village on the D14 road 25 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is on the western outskirts of the village on the D38 road to Riencourt-les-Cagnicourt.
Quéant was close behind the Hindenburg Line, at the South end of a minor defence system known as the Drocourt-Queant Line, and it was not captured by British troops until the 2nd September 1918. On the North side of the Communal Cemetery was a German Extension of nearly 600 graves (1916-1918), now removed; and the British Extension was made by fighting units, on the far side of the German Extension, in September and October 1918.
There are now nearly 300 casualties of the First World War commemorated at this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 1011 square metres and is enclosed by a flint and rubble wall.
GPS Coordinates: 50.18207, 2.97662
- Added: 16 Nov 2004
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2098571
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