Maurepas French Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: Wikipedia)

The Nécropole Nationale de Maurepas was created in the summer of 1916; between 1921 and 1936 the cemetery was used to consolidate previously existing cemeteries in Maurepas and Suzanne, as well as scattered burials from throughout the Albert sector.


There are approximately 3.678 World War I casualties accounted for here, 3657 French soldiers, including 1588 in two ossuaries, a civilian French victim, a Romanian and 19 Russians. A great number of the soldiers buried here are from the Chasseurs Alpins (elite mountain infantry), the Tirailleurs Marocains (Moroccan light infantry), the Tirailleurs Sénégalais (Senegalese light infantry), and infantry units from the Département du Nord.