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MONT-BERNANCHON CHURCHYARD

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 32 Find these casualties
  • Region Pas de Calais
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.58335, Longitude: 2.58818

Location information

Mont-Bernanchon (also spelt as Mont-Bernenchon) is a village and commune in the Pas de Calais, 8 kilometres north-north-west of Bethune, a town on the road from Arras to Hazebrouck. From Bethune follow the D937 road in the direction of Hazebrouck. Mont-Bernanchon Churchyard is in the middle of the village and the Commonwealth War Graves Plot is in the north-east corner of the churchyard.

History information

In April 1918, the German advance on the Lys was checked and stopped a little to the east of the village.

Mont-Bernanchon saw fighting again during the Second World War. In late May 1940 units of the British Expeditionary Force fought a fierce and stubborn rearguard action in defence of the canal banks (the Aire-La Bassee canal is just north of the village) in order to hold up the German advance and aid the withdrawal to Dunkirk for evacuation.

Mont-Bernanchon Churchyard contains 13 First World War burials (three of them unidentified) and 55 from the Second World War (33 of them unidentified).