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PLOUESCAT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Finistere
Identified Casualties:
35
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-4.17558
Latitude:
48.65521

Location Information

Take the Morlaix to Brest road, D58, and take the exit for Plouescat, D10. Head towards the town centre until a small square (where parking is permitted), with a hotel in the corner, is reached. The Communal Cemetery adjoins the Square with just a small road in between. The CWGC plot lies on the left hand side of the entrance.

Historical Information

Most of the graves are of sailors belonging to the Royal Canadian Navy who lost their lives when H.M.C.S. Athabaskan was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel on 29th April, 1944.

There are now a small number of 1914-18 and nearly 60, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 20 are unidentified.