Der deutsche Soldatenfriedhof Marfaux


Close to the British War Cemetery of Marfaux (see my previous post), you can find a German one, established in 1921 by the French military authorities for German casualties whose provisional tombs scattered within a radius of 20 km.

In 1975, the “temporary” wooden crosses were replaced by metallic ones with cast names (two for each side of the cross).

The cemetery holds the remains of 4417 fallen soldiers: 1697 rest in individual graves, 18 are unknown. The other ones  (2720) are in a common grave, only 208 of them are known by name.

A personal note: this post is the 800th published on this blog!

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