Solesmes Communal Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The 2nd South Lancashires and the 1st Wiltshires were attacked at Solesmes on the evening of 25 August 1914 and on 19-21 October 1918, the 62nd (West Riding) Division, followed by the 61st (South Midland) Division, captured and cleared the town after severe fighting in the streets. The north-west corner of Solesmes Communal Cemetery was used by the Germans who buried Commonwealth soldiers and airmen who died in August 1914, May 1917 or October 1918. Rows A and B, in the north-east corner, were made by Commonwealth troops in October and November 1918.


The cemetery contains 30 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, five of which are unidentified.


Served with

  • New Zealand (15)
  • United Kingdom (10)

Served in

  • Army (23)
  • Air Force (2)
Solesmes Com Cem
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