French military cemetery "French ossuary" Kemmel

History Information

The mass grave at the foot of Kemmel Hill contains the remains of 5 294 French soldiers, of whom just 57 are identified. Their names can be seen on the central monument. Most of these French soldiers were killed on the hill during the second battle for Kemmel Hill in April 1918.

A column stands at the centre of the cemetery and is topped with the traditional French mascot, a cockerel.