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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:25 pm    Post subject: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery Reply with quote

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE.




Identified Casualties: 3185

Souchez is a village 3.5 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. The cemetery is about 1.5 kilometres south of the village on the west side of the D937 Arras-Bethune Road.
On 26 September 1915, Souchez was taken from the Germans by French troops, who handed the sector over to Commonwealth forces the following March. The village was completely destroyed.
The "Cabaret Rouge" was a house on the main road about 1 kilometre south of the village, at a place called Le Corroy, near the cemetery. On the east side, opposite the cemetery, were dugouts used as battalion headquarters in 1916. The communication trenches ended here, including a very long one named from the Cabaret.
The cemetery was begun by Commonwealth troops in March 1916, used until August 1917 (largely by the 47th (London) Division and the Canadian Corps) and - at intervals - until September 1918; these original burials are in Plots I to V inclusive. It was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when more than 7,000 graves were brought in from the battlefields of Arras and from 103 other burial grounds in the Nord and the Pas-de-Calais.
The cemetery now contains 7,655 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, more than half of them unidentified. There is also one Second World War burial.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Frank Higginson.
On 25 May 2000, the remains of an unidentified Canadian soldier were entrusted to Canada at a ceremony held at the Vimy Memorial, France. The remains had been exhumed by staff of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Plot 8, Row E, Grave 7. The remains were laid to rest within the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in a sarcophagus placed at the foot of the National War Memorial, Confederation Square, Ottawa, Canada.
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BARRON, JAMES
Rank: Major
Date of Death: 27/09/1915
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. C. 3.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of James Barron, Editor of the 'Inverness Courier'; husband of the late Eveline Barron.
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BRUCE, GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 7103
Date of Death: 09/04/1915
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XXIX. B. 7.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
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BYRNE, EDWARD GORDON
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 11/03/1917
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps, 2nd Sqdn. and 4th Bn. Gordon Highlanders
Grave Reference: XII. E. 8.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information:
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ELDER, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: 10746
Date of Death: 06/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XXIX. B. 5.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Place of birth, Dumfries (SNWM).
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Name: FRASER, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: 9669
Date of Death: 10/04/1915
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: XXIX. B. 8.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Place of birth, Motherwell (SNWM).
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FRENCH, ARTHUR
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4917
Date of Death: 30/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 10th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. C. 2.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Place of birth Dalziel, Lanarkshire (SNWM).
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Name: GERRARD, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/14372
Date of Death: 29/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. C. 1.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Place of birth Ratho, Midlothian (SNWM).
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Name: HAY, JAMES
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Service No: 15183
Date of Death: 28/09/1915
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. C. 2.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Place of birth Kirriemuir, Forfar (SNWM).
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LEWIS, HARRY
Rank: Private
Service No: S/4527
Date of Death: 26/09/1915
Age: 31
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders, 10th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. C. 4.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Lewis, of 30, Abbotsford Place, Roman Rd., Motherwell, Lanarkshire.
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MacRAE, DONALD
Rank: Private
Service No: 11999
Date of Death: 16/05/1915
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: XV. M. 2.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. and Mrs. Alexander MacRae, of 4, Station Cottages, Strome-Ferry, Lochalsh, Ross-shire.
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McKINLAY, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 348033
Date of Death: 17/04/1918
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots, 2nd Bn.
Grave Reference: XV. M. 1.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Mary McKinlay, of 31, Balfour St., Leith. Born at Edinburgh.
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McLEAN, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 10070
Date of Death: 25/01/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 15.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Son of James and Annie McLean, of 17, High St., Strichen, Aberdeenshire.

He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow Police WW1 Memorial. http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3434&mforum=warmemscot
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McMAHON, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 3407
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 4th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. D. 18.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Place of birth Dundee (SNWM).
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McPHEE, ALEXANDER
Rank: Private
Service No: 2304
Date of Death: 31/03/1916
Age: 22
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. D. 3.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Additional Information: Third son of Duncan and Margaret McPhee, of Kilchoman, Islay.
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