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Windy Corner


SKBob

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Can someone tell me where Windy Corner was please ?

Thanks Bob

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From: WW1cemeteries.com

Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais

General Directions: Cuinchy is a village about 7 km east of the town of Bethune and north of the N41 which runs between Bethune and La Bassee. About 1 km north-west of the village are cross roads known as Windy Corner, and Guards Cemetery is a little west of these cross roads.

A little west of the crossroads known to the army as 'Windy Corner' was a house used as a battalion headquarters and dressing station. The cemetery grew up beside this house. The original cemetery is now Plots I and II and Rows A to S of Plot III. It was begun by the 2nd Division in January 1915, and used extensively by the 4th (Guards) Brigade in and after February. It was closed at the end of May 1916, when it contained 681 graves. After the Armistice it was increased when more than 2,700 graves were brought in from the neighbouring battlefields - in particular the battlefields of Neuve-Chapelle, the Aubers Ridge and Festubert - and from other small cemeteries.

Ken

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I believe there was an other "Windy Corner" at Richebourg.

Michel

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Here is the other "Windy Corner"...

Very friendly

Michel

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Thanks a lot gents - I suspect it's the Guards Cemetery one that I want but the alternative throws an interesting cat amongst the pigeons !

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Here is the other "Windy Corner"...

Right next to Whisky Corner which one might be a remedy for the other condition!

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