choloy war cemetery

CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY

CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY​

HISTORY INFORMATION
Choloy War Cemetery was created by the Army Graves Service for the re-burial of casualties recovered from isolated sites, communal cemeteries, and small churchyards in north-eastern France where permanent maintenance of the graves was not possible. In 1950, for the same reason the Commonwealth War Graves Commission found it necessary to move in to this cemetery more than 100 graves from a number of churchyards and civil cemeteries in the same area. Those who lie in Choloy War Cemetery are mostly airmen; but there are also soldiers belonging to the forces of the United Kingdom who died in the Saar region during the first few months of the war, i.e. up to May 1940, or as prisoners of war.

There is now 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war and 461 of the 1939-45 war commemorated in this site. Of these, 20 of the 1939-1945 burials are unidentified.

In addition there are 7 Foreign National burials, 2 of which are unidentified. The Commission also maintains 334 non world war burials in this cemetery. 332 of these are post-war Canadian service personnel. Most are RCAF aircrew and their families who died whilst serving as part of Canada’s NATO commitment to Europe (1 Canadian Air Division) between 1953 and 1967. The remainder are Canadian army or navy personnel who served with NATO in Germany following Canada’s departure from France in 1967.
  1. DAMBUSTERS Hosie, Bruce James

    SURNAME Hosie FORENAME Bruce James UNIT 617 Squadron,R.N.Z.A.F. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER 412882 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Choloy War Cemetery,France 4.B.8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Walter and Rachel Hosie,Manaia,Taranaki,New Zealand 75...
  2. DAMBUSTERS Wyness, Drew Rothwell Cullen

    SURNAME Wyness FORENAME Drew Rothwell Cullen UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Squadron Leader NUMBER 103028 DATE OF DEATH 7th October 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Choloy War Cemetery,France 4.B.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Andrew Cullen and Helen Wyness husband of Ruth...
  3. RAF SPECIAL DUTIES Lavallee, Louis Max

    SURNAME Lavallee FORENAME Louis Max UNIT 161 Squadron (R.C.A.F.) RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER J/18759 DATE OF DEATH 23rd July 1943 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Choloy War Cemetery,France 3.F.15 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of F.O. and Leonie (nee Duvernois) Lavallee,Vancouver,British...
  4. SAS Robertson, Kitchener Steven

    SURNAME Robertson FORENAME Kitchener Steven UNIT 1 SAS RANK Sergeant NUMBER 3061376 DATE OF DEATH 17th September 1944 AGE 30 GRAVESITE Choloy War Cemetery,France 1A.C.14 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Kirkcaldy,Fife son of Llewellyn James and...
  5. SAS Holland, William Charles

    SURNAME Holland FORENAME William Charles UNIT 2 SAS (C Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 7021035 DATE OF DEATH 30th August 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Choloy War Cemetery,France 3.F.1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born London SW resided London SW Op.Wallace -...
  6. SAS Drew, Edward

    SURNAME Drew FORENAME Edward UNIT 2 SAS (C Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 4105406 DATE OF DEATH 4th September 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Choloy War Cemetery,France 4.B.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Herefordshire Regiment born Herefordshire son of...
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