Bayeux Commonwealth Cemetery

Bayeux commonwealth cemetery

Largest Commonwealth WW2 cemetery in France, it was built in Bayeux, the first French townof importance to be liberated after D-day.

Beautifully laid out with planted flowers in front of each limestone headstone, the cemetery gives the opportunity to reflect on the story behind each of them by reading the very personal and touching epitaphs chosen by the relatives.

It now holds 4.648 graves, for over 4.000 British soldiers and over 400 Germans. The monument that stands across the street bears the names of 1.808 Commonwealth soldiers reported Missing in Action. Incidentally, the inscription on the top reminds the visitors of the other famous cross-Channel invasion of 1066!