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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail

Identified Casualties:

Location Information

Marseilles is the chief town in the Department of the Bouches-du-Rhone.

Mazargues is a southern suburb (the 9th Arrondissement), some 6 kilometres from the centre of Marseilles. The cemetery is located 200 metres south of the 'Rond-Point de Mazargues' on the main road (the D559) to Toulon via Cassis. The address of the cemetery is No.24 Avenue General de Lattre de Tassigny.

Visiting Information

PLEASE NOTE: Due to vandalism in the area, it is regretted that it is necessary to keep this cemetery locked outside working hours. The cemetery gates will USUALLY be open to visitors Monday to Friday 08.30 to 16.00 except on public holidays.

Access will also be possible using a side entrance gate from the civilian cemetery next to our cemetery. This door will be USUALLY be unlocked every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 09:00 to 16:00. The entrance to the civilian cemetery can be found on Rue Ernest Rouvier. From the entrance of Mazargues cemetery walk back to the roundabout and take a left down Boulevard de la Concorde, about 100 metres further on your left is Rue Ernest Rouvier.

The location or design of this site makes wheelchair access difficult. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.

Historical Information

Marseilles was the Base of the Indian troops in France during the 1914-18 war; and throughout the War the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, British troops and Labour units worked in the port or passed through it.

Four of the town cemeteries were used, in the main, for the burial of officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died at Marseilles. At ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, on the East side of the town, the bodies of Hindu soldiers and labourers were cremated in 1914-16. LE CANET OLD CEMETERY and LE CANET NEW CEMETERY, on the North side, were in 1917-19 the places of burial of Indian soldiers and Indian, Egyptian and Chinese labourers.

MAZARGUES CEMETERY, on the South-East side, was used less in the War; but before the Armistice an Extension was made, to which were removed, a little later, the bodies or ashes from the four Town cemeteries and from PORT ST. LOUIS-DU-RHONE COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

There are now 1,487, 1914-18 and 267, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

The cemetery covers an of 9,021 square metres.