Ryes War Cemetery
|Ryes War Cemetery|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
Entrance to the war cemetery
|Used for those deceased 1944|
|Designed by||Philip D. Hepworth|
|Burials by nation|
United Kingdom: 630
|Burials by war|
|Statistics source: CWGC|
Ryes War Cemetery is a Second World War cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers located close to the commune of Bazenville, 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Bayeux, Normandy, France. The graveyard contains 653 Commonwealth war graves, one Polish and 335 German war graves. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The cemetery lies close to the town of Arromanches and the first interments in the cemetery were made two days after the initial D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. Some of the soldiers buried here are from the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division that landed on Gold Beach. The cemetery also contains a large number of Royal Navy and merchant navy sailors.
The cemetery is 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Bayeux, close to Bazenville on the D.87.
- List of military cemeteries in Normandy
- American Battle Monuments Commission
- UK National Inventory of War Memorials
- German War Graves Commission
- 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