This Cemetery started in 1888 as a garnison cemetery. In the First World War it was used to bury 1717 German, 386 Franch soldiers, 15 British soldiers as well as 1164 POW’s of several nationalities.
In the Second World War the cemetery was used again to bury 1069 German , 1969 French soldiers and 14 British soldiers who were killed in that war.
There is also one French grave from the war in Indochina and one from the war in Lebanon.
In total, 6305 men are buried in this cemetery.
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