Flesquières Hill is a dominating position in the centre of the Cambrai battlefield. From the hill you can see Bourlon wood, a key objective during the battle. Douglas Haig, the Commander in Chief of the British Forces in France rode up to this highpoint on his charger after a Staff and Command meeting broke up to view the battlefield.
The cemetery was originally built in 1918 next to a German cemetery, which was removed at a later date. The cemetery contains a total of 924 bodies, or which 822 are British, 32 Canadian, 2 Australian, and 65 New Zealanders.