St Laurent Blangy Kriegsgräberstätte – German War Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: Volksbund)

31 339 German war dead World War I

 

The German military cemetery. St.-Laurent-Blangy was created in 1921 and 1922 by the French military authorities as a cemetery for German soldiers from the southern part of the former front section near Arras. Most of the unknown dead from the area north and east of Arras were also buried here.

 

In 1956 the French military authorities dissolved the German cemetery in Comines - located directly on the French-Belgian border - for reasons of urban planning and transferred the 4,283 dead to St. Laurent-Blangy.