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DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, HAUTOT-SUR-MER

Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Seine-Maritime, France

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Location: At the junction of the N27 and D915, to the south of Dieppe and north of  Les Vertus, take the Rue des Canadiens heading north-west-west. About 700 yards (640 metres) along the road, at the junction of Chemin des Bruyères, Chemin de la Canardeie and Chemin des Jonquilles is Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery. The cemetery is 2 miles (3.22 kilometres) south of the coastline in Dieppe and 1½ miles (2.4 kilometres) east of Hautot-sur-Mer.
 

957 burials

544 Canadian Army, 77 British Army, 63 Royal Air Force, 36 Royal Canadian Air Force, 33 Royal Navy, 4 Royal New Zealand Air Force, 3 Polish Air Force, 3 French Army, 1 Royal Indian Air Force, 1 Salvation Army.

A total of 187 burials are unidentified.

 

Honours and Awards

1 Air Force Cross, 1 Efficiency Decoration, 1 George Medal, 2 Distinguished Flying Medals 2 Military Medals, 6 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 11 Mentioned in Despatches.

 

Cemetery and Casualty Information

The cemetery was the first Second World War Commonwealth War Cemetery to be contructed in France. It was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was started and completed in 1949. It was designed by architect Philip D. Hepworth. The majority of casualties (587) were killed in 1942 during, or as a result of Operation JUBILEE, the raid on the French coastal town of Dieppe. There are no D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944, casualties.

 

Casualties range from 18 to 56 years of age. Among those buried in this cemetery are 4 pairs of brothers and 3 who also had brothers who were killed elsewhere during the Second World War. 1 served under an assumed alias. The oldest person in this cemetery is 56 year old Mrs Mary Janet Climpson who was a Brigadier in the Salvation Army and was killed in 1940.

                  

         
 
 

 

 

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