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COURGIVAUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
1

Location Information

Courgivaux is a commune 19 kilometres west of Sezanne. The Cemetery is on the left hand side of the D648, direction Escardes, on the outskirts of the town.

The Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman of the Second World War, which is located in the French Military Plot to the left hand side of the entrance.

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.