Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance to Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Normandy.jpg
For Operation Overlord
Established1944
Location49°10′29″N 0°13′45″W / 49.1748°N 0.2292°W / 49.1748; -0.2292Coordinates: 49°10′29″N 0°13′45″W / 49.1748°N 0.2292°W / 49.1748; -0.2292
near 
Designed byPhilip D. Hepworth
Total burials2,175
Unknown burials140
Burials by nation

United Kingdom: 2,150
Canada: 11
Australia: 5
Poland: 5
New Zealand: 2

Unidentified: 2
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.[1]

History[edit]

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.

Notable graves[edit]

Location[edit]

The cemetery is located close to Sannerville, in the Calvados department of Normandy, on the Route de Caen (D.675). It is located 3.25 km (2.02 mi) west of Troarn.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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

External links[edit]