Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
Souchez is a village 3.5 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Béthune. The Cemetery is about 1.5 kilometres south of the village on the west side of the D937 Arras-Béthune 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.
The Cemetery contains the graves of Charles A. Ormerod (Grave Ref. VI. H. 1.), of the Notts & Derby Regiment, and Arthur Albert Ormerod (Grave Ref. XXVI. A. 4.), of the East Lancashire Regiment (pictured below).
The Cemetery 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 graves of both C.A. and Arthur Albert Ormerod graves were amongst these.
|6685 PRIVATE / ARTHUR ALBERT ORMEROD / EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT / 18TH JANUARY 1915 / IN LOVING MEMORY / OF MY DEAR HUSBAND / THY WILL BE DONE|
|241542 PRIVATE / C.A. ORMEROD / NOTTS & DERBY REGIMENT / 5TH NOVEMBER 1917|
|12287 CORPORAL / H. WADDINGTON / DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGT.
/ 13TH JANUARY 1916. AGE 21 / IN THE PRIDE / OF HIS YOUNG MANHOOD / HE GAVE
HIS LIFE / FOR KING & COUNTRY
(Grave Ref. XX. F. 8.)
"Son of James and Hannah Waddington, of Bradford, Yorks."
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register
|The former grave of the Unknown Canadian Soldier of the First World War, whose remains were removed in 2000 and now lie interred at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada|