Maissemy Kriegsgräberstätte - German War Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: Volksbund)


15 478 soldiers have individual burials with 54 of these being unknown.  There are two mass graves alongside the chapel containing the remaining 15 000 victims, 967 of whom are known. Brass plaques running along the front edge of the grave gives the names of those known to be buried amongst them.


Inside the chapel is a bronze sarcophagus engraved with an angel motif. The ceiling was created using 340 000 pieces of mosaic.