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SOISSONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.31103
Latitude:
49.38135

Location Information

Soissons is a town 36 kilometres south of Laon. The Communal Cemetery is is in the Faubourg-St.Christophe, on the left hand side of the road RN31, direction Compiegne, just before the roundabout Paris/Reims.

There is only 1 First World War Commonwealth burial in the cemetery, which is located near the right hand side wall towards the centre of the cemetery (beside the 1914-1918 Memorial).

Historical Information

Soissons was under shell fire during almost the whole of the War, and was in German hands in September, 1914, and from the end of May to the beginning of August, 1918. It was later "adopted" by the City of Chester.