Saint-Aubert, Nord

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Saint-Aubert
The church in Saint-Aubert
The church in Saint-Aubert
Coat of arms of Saint-Aubert
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Aubert
Saint-Aubert is located in France
Saint-Aubert
Saint-Aubert
Saint-Aubert is located in Hauts-de-France
Saint-Aubert
Saint-Aubert
Coordinates: 50°12′30″N 3°25′02″E / 50.2083°N 3.4172°E / 50.2083; 3.4172Coordinates: 50°12′30″N 3°25′02″E / 50.2083°N 3.4172°E / 50.2083; 3.4172
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonCaudry
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Caudrésis - Catésis
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Cattiaux
Area
1
8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,591
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59528 /59188
Elevation58–97 m (190–318 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Aubert is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

Private A S Bullock in his World War I memoir recalls spending a night on the brick floor of an abandoned house in St Aubert on 24th October 1928, waking at 5 am to heavy artillery bombardment. He provides a dramatic description of the battle that ensued, with horses carrying guns into battle and men stripped to the waist 'working like demons loading the guns'. He recalled, 'the shells were falling so thick and at such speed that the flash of their bursting seemed to cover the hill with a sheet of fire. It was incredible that anything could survive there.'[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Saint-Aubert
The arms of Saint-Aubert are blazoned :

Or, 3 chevrons gules. (Ivry-la-Bataille, Lesdain, Saint-Aubert and Tilloy-lez-Cambrai use the same arms.)



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bullock, A S, Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir, The History Press, 2009, pages 79-80