Conde-sur-l’Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Conde-sur-L’Escault Communal Cemetery Extension,

near Valenciennes, France

Location:  Conde-sur-L’Escault, near Valenciennes, France
Visited:   February 2007 (see Notes) “Cheltonians” buried in the Cemetery:   1
CWGC Cemetery Information Sheet can be viewed here

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

Pte Herbert Owen CASSIDY, 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, is buried in Row A, Grave 66.   His is the middle headstone in the photo above.

He died of pneumonia in a German Army medical unit, whilst a Prisoner of War of the Germans, on the 16th July 1918.   He was 39 years old.

Pte Cassidy is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the St Stephens’s Church Roll of Honour.

His mother, Mrs Edith F Cassidy, resided at “Rylstone” 46, Lansdown Crescent, Cheltenham.


1.   Mr Marco Hoveling is thanked and acknowledged for taking the photo of this headstone in February 2007.   He has created, with a colleague, Peter van der Heuval, a wonderful website about Great War battlefields and individuals, which can be viewed here.


Page last updated: 28th December 2008

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