Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Seine-Maritime, France
544 Canadian Army, 77 British Army, 63 Royal Air Force, 36 Royal Canadian Air Force, 33 Royal Navy, 4 Royal New Zealand Air Force, 3 Polish Air Force, 3 French Army, 1 Royal Indian Air Force, 1 Salvation Army.
A total of 187 burials are unidentified.
Honours and Awards
1 Air Force Cross, 1 Efficiency Decoration, 1 George Medal, 2 Distinguished Flying Medals 2 Military Medals, 6 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 11 Mentioned in Despatches.
Cemetery and Casualty Information
The cemetery was the first Second World War Commonwealth War Cemetery to be contructed in France. It was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and was started and completed in 1949. It was designed by architect Philip D. Hepworth. The majority of casualties (587) were killed in 1942 during, or as a result of Operation JUBILEE, the raid on the French coastal town of Dieppe. There are no D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944, casualties.
Casualties range from 18 to 56 years of age. Among those buried in this cemetery are 4 pairs of brothers and 3 who also had brothers who were killed elsewhere during the Second World War. 1 served under an assumed alias. The oldest person in this cemetery is 56 year old Mrs Mary Janet Climpson who was a Brigadier in the Salvation Army and was killed in 1940.