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BUSSY-LE-CHATEAU CHURCHYARD

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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
8
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.54398
Latitude:
49.06332

Location Information

Bussy-le-Chateau is a village 18 kilometres north-east of Chalons-sur-Marne, which is on the main railway lines from Paris. The church lies on the eastern side of the village. The Commonwealth graves are close to the northern boundary 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.


Bussy-le-Chateau Churchyard contains the graves of eight Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.