Mers-les-Bains Town Cemetery.
and Commonwealth War Graves Commission communal cemetery.
We called in here as we saw the CWGC sign.
A stone being hand carved.
Against the wall about 11 burials only four known and all from the Dieppe raid. A sad reminder.
19th August 1942.
The 1st Bat. was part of the 4th Inf. Brigade, 2nd Canadian Inf. Div. Landed at Dieppe on the 14 August 1942. 582 men landed, 197 killed, 174 captured & 194 wounded.
Dieppe August 1942.
Also in the cemetery.
I could find no information on the Internet about this. It just shows about the forgotten civilian casualties that also must have happened when the area was liberated.
Here lie the bones
The bombardment of the cemetery
Tre016 Mers-les-Bains H.K.B.*
The battery position was on the top of the hill and the bunkers came down right up to the cemetery wall.
*(Heers Kusten Batterie) (an Army battery).
© 2013 Richard Drew