Country France
Region Pas de Calais
Total identified casualties 11517 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War

Etaples Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in France. It is located near Boulogne on the former site of a large military hospital complex used by the Allies during the First World War.


key features

  • Etaples Military Cemetery is the the largest CWGC cemetery in France
  • During the First World War, the area became the largest British military base in the world with an extensive complex of reinforcement camps and hospitals
  • The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and George Hartley Goldsmith was Assistant Architect
  • Hospitals were again stationed at Etaples during the Second World War

History

During the First World War, there were immense concentrations of reinforcement camps and hospitals around Etaples.

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Etaples Military Cemetery is open every day. Please note there is limited disabled access.

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