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PORNIC WAR CEMETERY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 237 Find these casualties
  • Region Loire-Atlantique
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 47.11816, Longitude: -2.09564

Location information

Pornic is on the north side of Borgneuf Bay and is 51 kilometres west-south-west of Nantes and 20 kilometres south-south-east of St Nazaire via the bridge over the River Loire. The Cemetery is on the north-eastern outskirts of the town one kilometre east of the church on the south side of the road to Chauve.

Visiting information

Wheelchair access is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

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History information

Many of those buried here were washed ashore after the sinking by the enemy of the troopship "Lancastria" in the Bay of Biscay on 17th June 1940. There are now 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 395 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here. Of the 1939-1945 war, 160 are unidentified. Special Memorials inscribed "Buried near this spot" record the names of soldiers and airmen whose graves in the cemetery were not precisely located. There are 3 non world war burials here, 2 of which are unidentified.