The church of Barastre
|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes du Sud-Artois|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Gislain Boury|
|7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||113–133 m (371–436 ft) |
(avg. 119 m or 390 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
During World War I, the village was occupied by British troops in March 1917, before being lost a year later to the Germans. The village was retaken on September 5 following an advance by the 42nd British division (East Lancashire). Nearly 10 British soldiers are buried in this cemetery (one of whom was buried by the Germans in 1916). In the cemetery extension are the graves of 284 German soldiers, 46 French, 39 British, four New Zealanders and one Australian. The commune was awarded the Croix de guerre in 1920.
- The ruins of an early castle.
- The church of St. Martin, dating from the twentieth century.
- The war memorial.
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