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Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais

Route des Bruyères 80

 

 

Saint-Omer is situated some 28 miles south-east of Calais. The cemetery is located on the territory of the municipality of Longuenesse, just south of Saint-Omer.

In the municipal cemetery of Saint-Omer the Belgian casualties have their own mini honorary park.

 

 

 

 

There are only 18 of them, all under the Belgian standard tombstone. One of them known to God only.

 

Adjacent to the Belgian honorary park, there is a much larger one for the victims of the Commonwealth. Here 3,177 British, Canadian and Australian war dead were buried.

From the beginning of the war, Saint-Omer harboured the headquarters of the British expeditionary army.

 

The city was a real hospital center with hospitals all over the city. 11 garrisons had their own field hospital here.

 

 

 

 

 

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