Vendegies-sur-Écaillon

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Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
The church in Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
The church in Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Coat of arms of Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Coat of arms
Location of Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Vendegies-sur-Écaillon is located in France
Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Vendegies-sur-Écaillon is located in Hauts-de-France
Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
Coordinates: 50°15′46″N 3°30′44″E / 50.2628°N 3.5122°E / 50.2628; 3.5122Coordinates: 50°15′46″N 3°30′44″E / 50.2628°N 3.5122°E / 50.2628; 3.5122
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonCaudry
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du Pays solesmois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Laurence Pralat
Area
1
6.57 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,094
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59608 /59213
Elevation44–102 m (144–335 ft)
(avg. 54 m or 177 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Vendegies-sur-Écaillon is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

Ih his memoir of World War I, A S Bullock recalls the night of 24 October 1918 when he was among the reserves helping the Gloucestershire Regiment in a final push against the Germans at Vendegies-sur-Écaillon. He notes that although 'maps were scarce',[2] he managed not only to obtain one but to retain it after the war, complete with mud from the battlefield (and it remains in his family archive at time of writing, 2019).[3]

Bullock recalls marching on from Vendegies-sur-Écaillon to Sepmeries, where on 27 October he narrowly escaped death at a spot in square Q12 of this same map.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Vendegies-sur-Écaillon
The arms of Vendegies-sur-Écaillon are blazoned :
Or, a 6-spoked wheel gules.



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Barnes, A FThe Story of the 2/5th Gloucestershire Regiment, 1914-1918, Crypt House Press, Gloucester, 1930, page 88
  3. ^ Bullock, A S, Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir, The History Press, 2009, page 81