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#1 dbf

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

CWGC :: Cemetery Details

Cemetery: TILLY-SUR-SEULLES WAR CEMETERY
Country: France
Locality: Calvados
Location Information: From Bayeux, take the D6 southeastwards for about 12 kilometres to Tilly-sur-Seulles. In the centre of the town, turn right (westwards) onto the D13. The cemetery will be found after about 1 kilometre on the left hand side.
Historical Information: The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. There was heavy and fluctuating fighting in the vicinity of Tilly-sur-Seulles immediately after the landings involving chiefly the 49th and 50th Divisions. Tilly itself was not captured until 18 June and fighting continued nearby until mid July. The cemetery contains 990 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 232 German graves.
No. of Identified Casualties: 1142


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:33 PM

Spreadsheet for Tilly-sur-Seulles, France

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#3 ramacal

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:25 PM

Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery - June 2011

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#4 Jakob Kjaersgaard

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:19 PM

Tilly-sur-Seulles June 2011.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:17 AM

Two exhibits outside the nearby 'Musee de la bataille de Tilly'.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:04 AM

The cemetary is in a very quiet village and it is beautifully laid out. We had a very poignant moment there. I do not know, however, the manner in which my great uncle died on 18th August 1944, even following my visit there, so please do not necessarily expect to get your questions answered.
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#7 Owen

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:05 AM

The cemetary is in a very quiet village and it is beautifully laid out. We had a very poignant moment there. I do not know, however, the manner in which my great uncle died on 18th August 1944, even following my visit there, so please do not necessarily expect to get your questions answered.


As mentioned in answer to your other post he died of wounds received in the fighting at the River Noireau, I imagine he was evacuated to a Field Hospital near to the cemetery & died there.
That would explain why he is buried so far away from where he was wounded & in an area where the fighting finished in July.
Hope that helps.
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