Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
|Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|For Operation Overlord|
|Designed by||Philip D. Hepworth|
|Burials by nation|
United Kingdom: 2,150
|Burials by war|
|Statistics source: CWGC|
Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery is a Second World War cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers located close to the commune of Banneville-la-Campagne, 11 km (6.8 mi) east of Caen, Normandy, France. The graveyard contains 2,175 graves of which 140 are unidentified The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
During the Allies push out of the Normandy bridgeheads, Operation Goodwood and the liberation of Caen were undertaken in July 1944. During August, the Falaise Gap was closed. The majority of the soldiers interred in the cemetery date from these attacks. Of the 2,175 soldiers in this cemetery there are 2,150 Britons, 11 Canadians, 5 Australians, 2 New Zealanders, 5 Poles and two unidentified soldiers.
- Reginald John Whistler - British artist, designer and illustrator.
- List of military cemeteries in Normandy
- American Battle Monuments Commission
- UK National Inventory of War Memorials
- German War Graves Commission
- "BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
- Shilleto, Carl, and Tolhurst, Mike (2008). "A Traveler's Guide to D-Day and the Battle of Normandy". Northampton, Mass.: Interlink. ISBN 1-56656-555-3