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TORONTO CEMETERY, DEMUIN

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Country:
France
Locality:
Somme
Identified Casualties:
75

Location Information

Demuin is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce to the east of Domart. Toronto Cemetery is 2 kilometres north of Demuin village, in the fields.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible via the main entrance.
For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

Demuin was lost and recaptured on 30 March 1918, and lost again on the 31st, but on 8 August 1918, it was retaken by the 58th Canadian Battalion.

The cemetery was begun by the 3rd Canadian Battalion (Toronto Regiment) in August 1918, and used by other Canadian units for the burial of their dead in that month.

Toronto Cemetery contains 97 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 22 of which are unidentified. The cemetery also contains four German graves.

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