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BREUVERY-SUR-COOLE CHURCHYARD

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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
2

Location Information

Breuvery-sur-Coole is a village and commune 12 kilometres south-west of Chalons-sur-Marne. The church is situated in the centre of the village and the Commonwealth graves are close to the east wall of the church.

Historical Information

When Germany invaded France early in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force had already been established there for some time. Between their dramatic evacuation a few weeks later and the Normandy landings of June 1944, Commonwealth forces activity in France was limited to coastal raids and special operations. Most of the Second World War Commonwealth cemeteries are situated in the coastal areas of northern France, but graves will also be found in communal cemeteries and churchyards all over the country, many being those of Commonwealth airmen who failed to return from missions over northern Europe.

Breuvery-sur-Coole Churchyard contains the graves of two Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.