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BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY

Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Calvados, France

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Location: On the junction of the D5, Boulevard Fabian Ware, and Chemin des Marettes.Situated on the south-western outskirts of Bayeux opposite Bayeux Memorial.
 

4,648 burials

3,166 British Army (+ 255 unknown), 354 German Army (+ 93 unknown)

260 Royal Navy (+ 58 unknown), 168 Royal Air Force (+ 16 unknown),

157 Canadian Army (+ 3 unknown), 23 Polish Army (+ 1 unknown), 21 Royal Canadian Air Force,

16 Royal Australian Air Force, 12 German Air Force (+ 5 unknown), 8 Merchant Navy,

7 New Zealand Air Force, 7 Soviet Russian Army, 3 French Army, 2 Czechoslovakian Army,

2 German Navy, 2 Italian Army, 1 Australian Navy, 1 New Zealand Navy, 1 South African Navy.

A total of 437 burials are unidentified.

 

Honours and Awards

1 Albert Medal, 1 British Empire Medal, 1 Distinguished Service Cross,

1 Distinguished Service Medal, 1 Distinguished Service Order with 2 Bars,

1 Mentioned in Despatches twice, 1 Military Medal and Bar, 1 Officer of the Order of the British Empire,

1 Victoria Cross, 2 Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar,

2 Members of the Order of the British Empire, 2 Territorial (Efficiency) Decorations,

3 Military Crosses and Bar, 4 Distinguished Flying Medals, 5 Distinguished Service Orders,

7 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 19 Military Crosses, 23 Mentioned in Despatches,

23 Military Medals. 

 

Cemetery and Casualty Information

Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Second World War Commonwealth War Cemetery in France. Designed by Architect Philip D. Hepworth it was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Bayeux was a major supply and hospital base for the Normandy Campaign, many of the burials here were brought in from nearby temporary places of burial or from the hospitals located in and around Bayeux. Some 85 regiments and corps from the British Army are represented in this cemetery. 482 men were killed on D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944.

 

Casualties range from 17 to 58 years of age. Among those buried in this cemetery is 1 who also had a brother who was killed during the First World War and 24 who lost a brother elsewhere in the Second World War. 2 lost a father in the First World War and 3 lost fathers elsewhere in the Second World War.

                           
         
 
 
 
 
 
Photograph Acknowledgements and Credits: Carl Shilleto

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What other people have said

USA

Michael P

Rest in peace Private Alfred Campin. Your sacrifice will always be remembered.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017
Walsall West Midlands

Mark Worrallo

Always remembered the lads of Walsall who gaves their lives fighting in France you did your town and country proud

On Thursday, April 20, 2017
leeds

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On Monday, August 1, 2016
uk

doreen blerkom

My hero - dad. from your loving daughter Doreen x

On Saturday, May 28, 2016
West Midlands

Mary Francis

Rest in peace Uncle Arthur Patrick Haines

On Sunday, November 8, 2015
Pontypool Wales

Matthew Kendall

R.I.P. Great Uncle Arthur Russell Clarke

On Friday, August 21, 2015