British Cemetery in Bayeux

When Trumpets Fade Normandy Tours Bayeaux War cemetery Situated just outside Bayeux is the Bayeux British Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery which is the largest British World War 2 cemetery in France.  It contains the graves of 4,648 soldiers, 3.935 of which are from the United Kingdom, 181 from Canada, 17 from Australia, 8 from New Zealand, 1 from South Africa, 25 from Poland, 3 from France, 2 from Czechoslovakia, 2 from Italy, 7 from Russia, 466 from Germany and 1 is unidentified.

The standard CWGC headstones are used here with the only difference being that each nationality has their own shaped top to their stone. Buried here, and worth noting is Corporal Sidney Bates who won the V.C for action against the enemy when he was wounded three times whilst charging the enemy with a light machine gun until they had withdrawn, unfortunately he died of his wounds two days later.

When Trumpets Fade Normandy Tours Bayeaux War cemetery CWGC grave stone of Corporal Sidney Bates

 

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