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BRIMONT CHURCHYARD

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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
7
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.0245
Latitude:
49.34044

Location Information

Brimont is a village and commune 52 kilometres to the north-west of Chalons-en-Champagne and 10 kilometres north of Reims. The church is in the centre of the village, and the Commonwealth war graves are on the west side of the churchyard.

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.

Brimont Churchyard contains the graves of seven Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.