If you visit the military cemeteries of
Landrecies and of all its canton, you'll find more than 2,000 tombs of British
soldiers. Most of them were killed at the end of World War I, during the fierce
battle led by Sir Ronald Charles in the
faubourg du Quesnoy to seize Landrecies.
In Happegarbes, a Landrecian hamlet, there is a
military cemetery gathering 165 British tombs. These soldiers came from
Lancashire, Warwickshire or Gloucestershire.