Clary, Nord

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Clary mairie.jpg
Coat of arms of Clary
Coat of arms
Clary is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Clary is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°04′41″N 3°24′03″E / 50.0781°N 3.4008°E / 50.0781; 3.4008Coordinates: 50°04′41″N 3°24′03″E / 50.0781°N 3.4008°E / 50.0781; 3.4008
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cambrai
Canton Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Caudrésis - Catésis
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Gérard Taisne
Area1 9.93 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population (2015)2 1,117
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 59149 /59225
Elevation 115–152 m (377–499 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Clary is a commune of the Nord department in northern France.


Arms of Clary
The arms of Clary are blazoned :

Azure, 7 bezants (3,3,1) and a chief Or. (Clary and Illies use the same arms.)

World War I

The commune was liberated from German occupation by 5th/6th Battalion, Scottish Rifles, on 9 October 1918. The Place de la Mairie was renamed Place des Ecossais in their honour. When King George V visited Clary in November 1918, the same battalion was drawn up in the place to welcome him. Among those liberated was a British soldier who had been in hiding since the Battle of Le Cateau in August 1914.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ Seton-Hutchinson, p. 138.
  2. ^ Edmonds & Maxwell-Hyslop, p. 220.


  • INSEE commune file
  • Brig-Gen Sir James E. Edmonds & Lt-Col R. Maxwell-Hyslop, History of the Great War: Military Operations, France and Belgium 1918, Vol V, 26th September–11th November, The Advance to Victory, London: HM Stationery Office, 1947/Imperial War Museum and Battery Press, 1993, ISBN 1-870423-06-2.
  • Lt-Col Graham Seton-Hutchinson, The Thirty-Third Division in France and Flanders, 1915–1919, London: Waterlow & Sons 1921/Uckfield: Naval & Military Press, 2004, ISBN 978-1-84342-995-1.

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