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COURTISOLS (ST. MEMMIE) CHURCHYARD

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
France
Locality:
Marne
Identified Casualties:
15
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.49882
Latitude:
48.98158

Location Information

Courtisols is a commune 13 kilometres east of Chalons en Champagne. The Churchyard is beside the Church in the centre of the village, and the Commonwealth war graves are located behind 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.

Courtisols (St Memmie) Churchyard contains the graves of 15 Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.