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JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, CHOUAIN

Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Calvados, France

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Location: On the D6, between Bayeux and Tilly-Sur-Suelles, near the small village of Chouain.
 

48 burials

46 British Army,

1 Czechoslovak Army.

A total of 1 burial is unidentified. This a British Army Soldier.

 

Honours and Awards

1 Croix de Guerre,

2 Mentioned in Despatches.

 

Cemetery and Casualty Information

Jerusalem is the smallest military cemetery in Normandy. The cemetery was designed by architect Philip D. Hepworth and was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This was the site of burials from the 10th June 1944. It was also the first Commonwealth War Graves Commission Second World War Cemetery, in France, to have a Cross of Sacrifice erected.

 

The area around here was the scene of bitter fighting as the Germans tried to counterattack and retake the ancient market town of Bayeux in June and July 1944. There are no D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944, casualties.

 

Casualties range from 16 to 39 years of age. Amongst those buried in this cemetery are 2 Army chaplains, side by side:

 

Reverend Cecil James Hawksworth (Mentioned in Despatches and an Associate of King's College)

 

Reverend Gerard Nesbit (Croix de Guerre and Doctor of Philosophy)

 

16 year old Private Jack Banks also rest here beside 5 of his fallen comrades from the Durham Light Infantry.

                           
         
 
 

The farm building, seen in the above photograph, was used as an Advanced Dressing Station by the Royal Army Medical Corps. Some of those buried in this cemetery died of wounds while in the farm.
 
 
Jerusalem War Cemetery Photograph Gallery
 
 
Photograph Acknowledgements and Credits: Carl Shilleto

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or photographs of any individual or related documents,
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What other people have said

Reading/ UK

CHARLES WATSON

I am the grandson of Les Bowron, 8th DLI who visited Jerusalem with his great grandsons to pay our respects to these brave men. I visited the cemetery with Les some 35 years ago. He wrote in the memorial book, 'They were canny lads'.

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Sunderland, England

Freda Lindsley (nee Pybus)

I am the daughter of Andrew Pybus a loving husband and dad killed in France 12th June 1944. I visited his grave with my mum when I was 10 years old, and I hope to visit again soon with his grandaughters and great grandchildren. We will always remember him. and all the other heroes.

On Monday, May 18, 2015
Paris France

Roulance Frederic

thank you

On Thursday, October 2, 2014