4th November 1918
Cross Roads
Cemetery
Cross Roads Cemetery
Country: France
Locality: Nord
Identified Casualties: 638
Cemetery Gallery is here

4th November 1918 Casualties

ALLEN, T, Private, '245633', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
BEVERLEY, A, Private, '75224', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
BRACK, R, Private, '75929', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
COLE, J, Private, '73016', 15th Bn. Welsh Regiment
DURBIN, S L, Lance Serjeant, '20195', 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
EARLAM, J H, Private, '200148', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
EDMUNDS, J, Lance Corporal, '33601', 17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
EDWARDS, C, Private, '53894', 15th Bn. Welsh Regiment
EVANS, V, Private, '73152', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment
HOWARTH, J H, Private, '47861', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
HUDSON, J, Private, '107690', 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
HULME, W, Corporal, '13631', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
HUNT, L, Private, '19834', 6th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
JAY, F B, Serjeant, '28313', 7th (West. and Cumb. Yeomanry) Bn Border Regiment
JONES-BATEMAN, F, Captain, , 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
MADDOX, W, Private, '93873', 17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
MARSLAND, W, Private, '75274', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
MOORCROFT, T, Private, '75007', 12th Bn. Manchester Regiment
MORRIS, J J, Private, '75851', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment
MURGATROYD, H, Lance Corporal, '202214', 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment
NEWSOME, D C, Private, '55694', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment
PLANT, S A, Private, '47730', 10th Bn. Essex Regiment
ROGERS, F, Private, '76596', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
SHINTON, W R, Private, '73706', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment
SMITH, J, Private, '36081', 7th (West. and Cumb. Yeomanry) Bn Border Regiment
TENNANT, J, Lance Corporal, '105813', 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
VICKERS, S, Private, '116094', 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
WILLIAMS, W D, Private, '72952', 15th Bn. Welsh Regiment
WRIGHT, E H, Lance Corporal, '75350', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
WRIGLEY, W, Private, '27390', 12th  (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn. Manchester Regiment
YANDLE, H, Private, '75168', 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment


Location Information
Fontaine-au-Bois is a village some 8 kilometres north-east of Le Cateau, or 4 kilometres north-west of Landrecies.

Cross Roads Cemetery is west of the village beyond the hamlet of Rue du Pont, at the crossroads with the road to Bousies.

Visiting Information
The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access impossible. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information
Cross Roads Cemetery was begun in the first week of November, 1918, by the 1/1st Northumbrian Field Ambulance; and at the Armistice it contained the graves of 61 soldiers from the United Kingdom (now Row A and part of Row B, Plot I). It was then enlarged by the concentration of graves from the battlefields between the Escaut and the Sambre, and from certain other cemeteries, including:-

BAVAY GERMAN CEMETERY, on the South side of the road to Feignies, in which eleven soldiers from the United Kingdom and two from New Zealand were buried in the latter half of 1918. The German graves were removed to Frasnoy German Cemetery.

CATILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, in which 35 soldiers of the 1st and 8th Divisions were buried after the capture of Catillon by the 1st Division on the 4th November, 1918.

ETH BRITISH CEMETERY, on the road to Wargnies-le-Grand, contained the graves of 16 men of the 19th Division who fell on the 4th and 5th November, 1918.

VILLEREAU CHURCHYARD, in which two soldiers from New Zealand and one from the United Kingdom were buried in November, 1918.

With four exceptions, every man buried in this cemetery fell between the 1st October, 1918 and the Armistice.

There are now nearly 750, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 100 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to one soldier from the United Kingdom and one from New Zealand, believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of nineteen soldiers from the United Kingdom, one from New Zealand and one from South Africa, buried in BAVAY German Cemetery and LANDRECIES Communal Cemetery, whose graves could not be found.

The cemetery covers an area of 2,512 square metres and is enclosed by a red brick wall on three sides.


Information obtained from the Commonwealth Graves Commision here