Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery

 

Country: France

Locality: Calvados

Identified Casualties: 1142

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Cemetery Location

From Bayeux, take the D6 southeastwards for about 12 kilometres to Tilly-sur-Seulles. In the centre of the town, turn right (westwards) onto the D13. The cemetery will be found after about 1 kilometre on the left hand side.

Cemetery Information

There was heavy and fluctuating fighting in the vicinity of Tilly-sur-Seulles immediately after the Allied landings in Normandy; the 7th Armoured Division and the 49th and 50th Divisions were involved. Tilly itself was not captured until 19th June 1944 after having changed hands on several occasions. The first burial made directly into the cemetery was on 8th July 1944; subsequently burials were brought in from the battlefields in the vicinity. There are 990 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war commemorated in this site. Of these, 45 are unidentified. Also commemorated here are 232 Foreign National casualties.

WW2 Graves

The graves here are from the fighting around Tilly and also there are a number of graves from Operation Bluecoat in July 1944.

The breakdown of graves is:

British - 986
New Zealand - 2
Canadian - 1
Australian - 1
German - 232

Photo Archive

 

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Captain Keith C. Douglas
2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry attached Notts Yeomany (Sherwood Rangers) RAC
Killed in Action 9th June 1944, aged 24.

Son of Keith Sholto Douglas and Marie Josephine Douglas, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. A noted War Poet. Exhibitioner of Merton College, Oxford, where he was a student of Edmund Blunden.

 

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