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PIHEN-LES-GUINES WAR CEMETERY

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 99 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.87158, Longitude: 1.78854

Location information

Pihen-les-Guines is a village 10 kilometres south-south-west of Calais and about 3 kilometres east of the main road from Calais to Boulogne. Pihen-les-Guines War Cemetery is on the southern side of the village and lies 70 metres north of the Communal Cemetery with the entrance through the Communal Cemetery.

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History information

Although the entrance is through the communal cemetery it is in no way connected with that burial ground. The land on which it is situated was requisitioned from a private owner by the Germans in 1943, and was set apart for the burial of Allied servicemen. There are now nearly 150, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a third are unidentified and 1 sailor and 4 soldiers whose graves in this cemetery could not be precisely located, are commemorated by special memorials, inscribed "Buried near this spot". In addition a special memorial perpetuates the name of a British soldier buried at the time in Audinghen Churchyard, whose grave is now lost. The memorial is inscribed to this effect with the addition of the quotation "Their glory shall not be blotted out".