Details of Guise Communal Cemetery (CWGC).
Local Information: Guise is a small town in the Department of the Aisne, 27 Kilometres north-east of St. Quentin. The War Graves are in the north-eastern part of the Communal Cemetery.
Historical Information: Guise has given its name to the battle of the 29th-30th August 1914, between the French 5th Army and Germans. It was retaken by the French troops on the 4th November 1918. There are now 12, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated here, in the north-east of the cemetery. Of these, 10 were shot by the enemy at the Chateau, in February 1915; number of identified casualties: 12.*
Note * We know that there were in fact 11soldiers shot at the Chateau in Guise. It was listed, wrongly, (Soldiers Died in the Great War) that L/Cpl Stent, 15th (The King’s) Hussars, was killed in action on 27/8/2023 at the action at Etreux. We are grateful to W. Good (RMFA) for this information and also for the following:
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