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Jerusalem War Cemetery, Chouain

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 47 Find these casualties
  • Region Calvados
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.20989, Longitude: -0.65211

Location information

Chouain is a village 9 kilometres south-east of Bayeux. From Bayeux take the route D6 south-east towards Tilly-sur-Seulles. The cemetery will be found after about 8 kilometres on the left hand side of the road at the bottom of a down hill stretch.

Visiting information


The route to the cemetery is signposted.


There is a parking area at the front of the cemetery at the side of the main road, approximately 20 metres from the main entrance.

The cemetery is on a junction, with the parking area alongside the single lane track which branches off the edge of the main road.

There are spaces for up to 3 vehicles.


The Cemetery is a triangular shape.

Along the edge of the road in front of the cemetery are short stone bollards. Two stone paving stones lead up to the entrance gate. The first is raised and sitting on the gravel area between the road and the grass. A second stone is flush with the grass.

There is a double blue painted metal gate at the main entrance, approximately 1.30 metres wide. The gate is latched at the top and opens inwards into the cemetery. The paved area is raised slightly above the grass in front of the entrance and inside the cemetery.

Inside the gate are more paving stones level with the grass leading down into the cemetery. There is grass surrounding the paving stones. The pathway slopes downwards into the cemetery, a distance of approximately 15 metres, leading to a flat paved area with an information panel adjacent to the paving on a low-level plinth.

The Cross of Sacrifice is located to the right of the paved area.

The Register Box is in a free-standing structure that doubles as a seating area with a stone bench built onto the front of the structure.

The ground is sloped, the internal paths are grass.


There are no alternative entrances or access points into the cemetery.


The cemetery is permanently open.

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History information

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.

Jerusalem is a tiny hamlet near the village of Chouain. The area was the scene of bitter fighting when a German armoured column sought to retake Bayeux shortly after its liberation. The cemetery was begun on 10 June and is one of the smallest Commonwealth war cemeteries.

Jerusalem War Cemetery contains 47 burials, one of them unidentified, and one Czech grave. It was designed by P.D. Hepworth.