? French Desk ? is there a Cat for townships , please

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 - I have found this    Category:France_(en) - but   ? French Desk ? is there a Cat for townships , please - -

interested in Cambrai and St Quentin, in particular - thanks ja -

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in The Tree House by John Andrewartha G2G6 Mach 6 (69.5k points)

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Hi John,

There are no "townships" in France, at least not in the sense they are understood elsewhere. We have "cités" and "quartiers" but there are no plans to make categories for those.

Instead, we have municipalities (communes) (which can be villages or towns) which cover the whole French territory. Census are taken in municipalities, births, marriages and deaths are recorded in municipalities. We do have categories for them.

Here's Cambrai: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Cambrai%2C_Nord

There are several Saint-Quentin in France, which do you mean?

by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (454k points)
selected by Danielle Liard

 - thank you,    I R  indeed - -

in his profile, flying in WWI, (above) , I would think it is south of Cambrai, intersect of A26 and A29 - - = https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=19WrD4RPb06kvH-bbKhkycFM68wE&msa=0&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=50.02683092890815%2C3.302549845620433&spn=0.002405%2C0.010353&z=10&source=embed =

Holden saw the first Australian air action of the war over St. Quentin on 2 October 1917. Throughout the battle of Cambrai in November he participated in the hazardous task of strafing the enemy front line from a height of only fifty feet (15 m).

 = https://www.cwgc.org/learn/news-and-events/news/2017/11/20/15/03/casualties-of-cambrai =

On 30 November the Newfoundlanders were in the line near Masnières when the German hammer blow stuck. The Newfoundland Regiment and other units of the 29th Division managed to counter-attack, causing a local delay to the German advance. But more German troops moved in over the following days and the 29th Division were compelled into a fighting retreat back across the St. Quentin Canal.

I hope this ref helps - - - thanks

Hi John,

It appears to be Saint-Quentin, Aisne. The Wikipedia page for that location is here. I've created a category for that location, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Saint-Quentin%2C_Aisne, and also added that category to the category for the historical province of Vermandois (per the Saint-Quentin Wikipedia page linked above).

Thanks, Rick!
- merci folks - it looks "Aisne" is the winner ! - -

Now if you are interested in 'hidden' art, try = https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C167449 = from the AWM, and much more = https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search?query=st%20quentin&collection=true&facet_type=Art&ppp=100 =

cheers - ja
Hi Isabelle, a bit off the original topic, except for Cambrai, Flandres, a few migrants to New France from there were found, which would be the correct migration category for them?  Also need Alsace, found some from there too.

I can create the cat for Alsace.

For Cambrai, I think the simplest option is to use "Flandre, France" covering the province of Flandre in France, which included Cambrésis and the parts of both Hainaut and Flanders that became French between 1659 and 1713 (see https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flandre_fran%C3%A7aise, https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hainaut_(r%C3%A9gion_transfrontali%C3%A8re) and https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambr%C3%A9sis). The province corresponds to number 30 on the map here.

merci la belle

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