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AVRANCHES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
AVRANCHES COMMUNAL CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
France
Locality:
Manche
Identified Casualties:
5
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-1.35792
Latitude:
48.68983

Location Information

The communal cemetery is north-east of the town, on Rue de la Liberte (just south of the N.175 bypass road). The entrance is about 180 metres east of the junction of Rue de la Liberte with the D973 road to Granville.

There are 5 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, in a military plot in the north eastern corner.

In June 1940 it was for a few days the Headquarters of "Norman-force" consisting of 3rd Armoured Brigade, 71st Field Regiment R.A., 157th Infantry Brigade and 52nd Divisional Troop Carrying Coy, R.A.S.C., prior to the departure of all British forces from the peninsula.

Visiting Information

Avranches is a town and sub-prefecture on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula.