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MONTREUIL-AUX-LIONS BRITISH CEMETERY

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Country:
France
Locality:
Aisne
Identified Casualties:
75
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.20271
Latitude:
49.02489

Location Information

Montreuil-aux-Lions is a commune 17 Kms west of Chateau Thierry.

Montreuil-aux-Lions British Cemetery is a small cemetery set on the side of a main road. It is situated to the east of the village of Montreuil-aux-Lions.

The cemetery can be reached from the direction of Chateau Thierry, following the D1003 Chateau Thierry to La Ferte-sous-Jouarre road. On leaving Chateau Thierry via the D1003, the road continues through several hamlets. After about 17 Kms the road starts to descend into the village of Montreuil-aux-Lions, and at this point the cemetery is visible on the left side of the road.

Alternatively, the cemetery can be reached from the A4 motorway at the junction For Montreuil aux Lions. After leaving the motorway, turn right, direction Montreuil aux Lions. After about 600 metres turn left at a cross road onto D603, direction Montreuil aux Lions.
after about 5 kms, you will pass the village of Montreuil aux Lions and coming out of the village - the cemetery is visible on the right hand side of the road

Historical Information

The cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of the Aisne. In addition, a number of graves were brought in during the 1930s from the following surrounding smaller sites:-

BRANGES CHURCHYARD, CHACRISE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, CHATEAU-THIERRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, COULONGES-EN-TARDENOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, COYOLLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, DHUISY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, LARGNY CHURCHYARD, LATILLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, LOUATRE CHURCHYARD, PUISEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ROZOY-EN-BRIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, SOMMELANS CHURCHYARD and VEUILLY-LA-POTERIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY.

It contains 171 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 102 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 16 casualties known or believed to be buried among them; in the case of eight men of the 1st Dorset, the special memorial is a panel behind the Cross of Sacrifice.

The cemetery also contains the graves of six Second World War airmen.