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Beaurepaire French National Cemetery, Pontavert

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 32 Find these casualties
  • Region Aisne
  • Identified casualties from First World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.40498, Longitude: 3.80948

Location information

Pontavert is a commune 27 kilometres south-east of Laon. The Cemetery (now called officially the "Cimetiere National Mixte de Pontavert") is beyond the Chateau on the south-east side of the Soissons road. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is near the east corner of the Cemetery.

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History information

The cemetery was begun in 1915, and enlarged after the Armistice. It contains over 7,000 French soldiers. The British plot, near the East corner, was made after the Armistice, and the dates of death are October, 1914 and May-August, 1918.

There are now over 60, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over half are unidentified and special memorials are erected to two soldiers buried in Guyencourt French Military Cemetery (Aisne), whose graves were not found.

The British dead were brought from (among other places) the FRENCH MILITARY CEMETERIES of MEURIVAL, GERNICOURT, GUYENCOURT (Aisne), MONACO (PONTAVERT) and BEAURIEUX.