France Étaples Military Cemetery

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Gert Lucas

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This a place af honour and respect to the fallen soldiers of the great World War. Treat the site with respect and silence.

About this spot
Étaples Military Cemetery is a British military cemetery with mainly casualties from the First World War, located in the French town of Étaples, department Pas-de-Calais (region Hauts-de-France). The cemetery is located two kilometers north of the center of Étaples, along the road to Boulogne-sur-Mer, east of the Bay of Canche. The entrance is at the height on the southwest side, from where the cemetery is considered. The entrance runs between two columns to the Cross of Sacrifice. Behind it is the Stone of Remembrance, flanked by two monumental gatehouses. This cemetery was designed by Edwin Lutyens and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

It is the largest military Commonwealth cemetery in France with over 11,500 killed. Among the victims from the Commonwealth countries are 8,819 British, 1,145 Canadians, 464 Australians, 260 New Zealanders, 68 South Africans, 17 Indians and 1 Chinese (served with the Chinese Labor Corps).

The cemetery also counts 662 dead from non Commonwealth countries, mainly Germans and 3 Belgians, 2 of whom are civilians.

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