Maucourt French National Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

The military cemetery is located north of the village, it has an area of 1.75 ha. It was built in 1920 and contains 5,272 remains, 1,534 of which are located in six ossuaries.  There are also the graves of twenty-four French people killed in World War II during the 1940 French Campaign.


Served with

  • Canadian (1)
  • United Kingdom (5)

Served in

  • Air Force (6)

In the south-western corner are the graves of six airman who fell during the 1939-1945 War. Five of them belonged to the Royal Air Force and one to the Royal Canadian Air Force.


Halifax II HR784  51 Sqdn 1943-04-17

Took off 2042 16 April 1943 from RAF Snaith. Shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Hans-Karl Kamp of the 7./NJG 4, flying a Bf 110 from Juvincourt airfield.  Target Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic


Flight Sergeant Dennis AXTELL (626794) Wireless Op RAF

Pilot Officer William Robert McBRIAR (51909) Flight Engi RAF

Sergeant Donald Harold REID (1316069) Air Gunner RAF

Flying Officer Thomas Collis ROBINSON (120669) Wireless Op RAF

Pilot Officer Ronald Henry STEWART (J/17100) Pilot RCAF

Pilot Officer Frank Malcolm THOMPSON (144266) Air Gunner RAF