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.
- New Zealand (15)
- United Kingdom (10)
- Army (23)
- Air Force (2)