Marfaux British Cemetery


Located 18.5 kilometres from Reims and 16 kilometres from Epernay, Marfaux British Cemetery  has 789 graves of identified casualties, and about 300 unidentified ones, including 10 casualties of the New Zealand Cyclist Battalion who fell in July 1918 and who have no known grave.

This cemetery covers an area of 4,162 square metres and is enclosed on three sides by a low rubble wall. To know more about this cemetery, please read the very complete page of the CWGC site.

In 2009, this cemetery was the location of a very unusual road accident: a young French woman driving her car with a 14-month-old baby in the back, lost control on a bend, slewed across the road, mounted the verge and ploughed through three rows of headstones, damaging 10 of them. Driver and baby were taken to hospital with minor injuries and headstones have been obviously replaced.

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