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Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 2039 Find these casualties
  • Region Calvados
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.1755, Longitude: -0.22914


If you'd like to know more about who we commemorate, visit For Evermore: Stories of the Fallen, the CWGC online commemorative resource. Here you can read and share the fascinating stories from some of the people who took part in D-Day and Normandy Campaign. 


Location information

Banneville-la-Campagne is a village in Normandy, which is 10 kilometres east of Caen. The cemetery is on the main road (D675, "route de Caen") between Caen and Troarn, about 8 kilometres east of Caen. The entrance to the cemetery is through a gate set back from the road, marked with a green CWGC sign.

Visiting information


The cemetery is signposted.


There is a large parking area at the entrance to the cemetery.

The ground is flat and firm.

The surface is tarmac.

Between the parking and entrance is a grass patch, the ground is firm and flat.

The parking area is within 10 metres of the main entrance.


The cemetery is rectangular.

At the main entrance is a 2-metre wide, double black metal gate, with paving underneath. The right-hand latched gate is approximately one metre high and opens inwards. The left side gate section can also be opened by lifting a vertical latch located at the lower section of the gate.

A winding grassed pathway leads from the entrance gate to the main cemetery, a distance of approximately 120 metres.

All internal cemetery paths are grass, firm and flat.

There are seating areas on either side of the Cross of Sacrifice, which is located at the rear of the cemetery.

A large shelter building is located at the front of the cemetery, opposite the Stone of Remembrance. There are seating areas with benches in the shelter.

The Register Box is located on the back wall of the shelter.


There are no other entrances.


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.

For the most part, the men buried at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery were killed in the fighting from the second week of July 1944, when Caen was captured, to the last week in August, when the Falaise Gap had been closed and the Allied forces were preparing their advance beyond the Seine.

The cemetery contains 2,170 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 140 of them unidentified, and five Polish graves.