Many of those buried on Pornic War Cemetery were washed ashore after the sinking by the enemy of the troopship "Lancastria" in the Bay of Biscay on 17th June 1940.
There are now 2 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 395 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here. Of the 1939-1945 war, 160 are unidentified. Special Memorials inscribed "Buried near this spot" record the names of soldiers and airmen whose graves in the cemetery were not precisely located. There are 3 non world war burials here, 2 of which are unidentified.
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