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BENOUVILLE CHURCHYARD

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Country:
France
Locality:
Calvados
Identified Casualties:
23

Location Information

Benouville is a village 10 kilometres north-east of Caen, at the junction of the Caen to Benouville and Caen to Ouistreham-Riva-Bella roads, RN814.

On the way out of the village, towards Ouistreham, the cemetery lies on the right of the road.

Historical Information

The bridge over the Orne canal at Benouville was captured intact on the night of 5th/6th June 1944 by the 2nd Battalion The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, and the 7th Battalion, Parachute Regiment 6th Airborne Division.

There are 23 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war here. The majority of whom belonged to the 6th Airborne Division.