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St Desir Cemetery Normandy


Owen D
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Simple question .

Where were the 4 Great War men buried before here?

Where they at Chartres too?

http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_detail...5001&mode=1

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. St Desir War Cemetery is the most easterly of the the Normandy cemeteries. For the most part, those buried here died in the final stages of the campaign, in pursuit of the German forces towards the Seine. The cemetery contains 597 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. 78 of these graves were brought in from Chartres (St Cheron) Communal Cemetery after the war, together with the four First World War burials now at St Desir.
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Thanks Terry, in case anyone is interested they are,

Name: McLOUGHLIN

Initials: W

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Irish Guards

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Date of Death: 20/09/1914

Service No: 1473

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 4.

Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

Name: GARDINER

Initials: J S B

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers

Date of Death: 20/09/1914

Service No: L/4663

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 3.

Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

Name: DOVER

Initials: J N

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment/Service: King's Royal Rifle Corps

Unit Text: 2nd Bn.

Date of Death: 20/09/1914

Service No: 4128

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 2.

Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

Name: DALEY

Initials: J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment/Service: Middlesex Regiment

Unit Text: 4th Bn.

Date of Death: 21/09/1914

Service No: 8290

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. D. 1.

Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY

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