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Ascq Communal Cemetery

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Location  Villeneuve d'Ascq
Type  Public
Number of graves  ?
Country  France
Size  ?
Phone  +33 3 20 43 50 50
Ascq Communal Cemetery
Address  Rue Kléber, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Burials  Bertram Ramsay, Gwido Langer, Edward Kinder Bradbury
Similar  Cimetière du Sud, Cimetière de l'Est, Cimetière, Cimetière des Rouges B, Cimetière d'Annapp

Ascq Communal Cemetery is a cemetery located in the former village of Ascq, today a district of Villeneuve d'Ascq, Nord, France.

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Organisation

The cemetery shelters primarily graves of civilians, but has two particularities : it shelters British and Commonwealth war graves, as well as the bodies of the victims of Ascq massacre in 1944.

Commonwealth war graves

The cemetery hosts Commonwealth war graves of the First World War and the Second World War.

History

At the end of 1918 and in 1919, some British units were posted in Ascq for a few months :

  • the 229th Field Ambulance,
  • the 13th and 63rd Casualty Clearing Stations,
  • the 39th Stationary Hospita.
  • Casualties

    On the cemetery are 55 victims of the First World War (died between November, 7th 1914 and September, 5th 1919) and 3 victims of the Second World War (died on May, 24th and 25th 1940).

    The 4 Chinese victims were workers from the Chinese Labour Corps.

    See also

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Chinese Labour Corps
  • References

    Ascq Communal Cemetery Wikipedia


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