Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Calvados, France
46 British Army,
1 Czechoslovak Army.
A total of 1 burial is unidentified. This a British Army Soldier.
Honours and Awards
1 Croix de Guerre,
2 Mentioned in Despatches.
Cemetery and Casualty Information
Jerusalem is the smallest military cemetery in Normandy. The cemetery was designed by architect Philip D. Hepworth and was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This was the site of burials from the 10th June 1944. It was also the first Commonwealth War Graves Commission Second World War Cemetery, in France, to have a Cross of Sacrifice erected.
The area around here was the scene of bitter fighting as the Germans tried to counterattack and retake the ancient market town of Bayeux in June and July 1944. There are no D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944, casualties.
Casualties range from 16 to 39 years of age. Amongst those buried in this cemetery are 2 Army chaplains, side by side:
Reverend Cecil James Hawksworth (Mentioned in Despatches and an Associate of King's College)
Reverend Gerard Nesbit (Croix de Guerre and Doctor of Philosophy)
16 year old Private Jack Banks also rest here beside 5 of his fallen comrades from the Durham Light Infantry.