During the 1939-45 War, at the end of March 1940, the 50th Division was near Lille; while in May the same year 10 Casualty Clearing Station used the Lille Southern Cemetery from the 16th to the 25th of the month.
There are now over 600, 1914-18 and nearly 300, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number from the 1914-18 War are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one soldier from the United Kingdom known to be buried among them. From the 1939-45 War nearly 40 are unidentified.
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