Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Calvados, France
1961 British Army, 47 Royal Air Force, 9 Royal Canadian Air Force, 5 Royal Royal Australian Air Force, 5 Polish Army, 4 Royal Navy, 2 Canadian Army and 2 Royal New Zealand Air Force.
A total of 135 burials are unidentified.
Honours and Awards
1 British Empire Medal, 1 Commander of the Order of the British Empire,
1 Member of the Order of The British Empire, 1 Territorial (Efficiency) Decoration,
2 Military Crosses and Bar, 2 Distinguished Service Orders, 4 Distinguished Flying Medals,
5 Distinguished Fying Crosses, 8 Mentioned in Despatches,
10 Military Medals, 11 Military Crosses.
Cemetery and Casualty Information
The cemetery was designed by architect Philip D. Hepworth and was built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The majority of the men buried in this cemetery (1,875) were killed in July and August 1944 between the capture of Caen and the closing of the Falaise Gap. 14 men where killed on D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944.
Casualties range from 17 to 45 years of age. Among those buried in this cemetery are 6 who also had brothers who were killed elsewhere during the Second World War. Also buried here is the British artist, designer and illustrator Reginald John 'Rex' Whistler.