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Château-Thierry French National Cemetery


Château-Thierry is a town 40 kilometres south of Soissons. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the N37 on entering the town from Soissons (named on sign Cimetière Militaire de Château-Thierry).

There is a small amount of parking space available on your right as you come down the hill immediately before the cemetery.

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Château-Thierry (Les Chesneaux) French National Cemetery

Historical Information

Château-Thierry French National Cemetery contains the graves of more than 2,000 French soldiers and among them are those of nine Commonwealth servicemen (including two unidentified), who died in September 1914 and May 1918, and one British Red Cross man attached to the French Army.

Château-Thierry (Les Chesneaux) French National Cemetery

Three of these graves were brought in after the Armistice, two from Belleau French Military Cemetery, and one is represented by a special memorial.

Le linceul

Le linceul

To the rear of the French Cemetery you will see this fine memorial to a fallen French Soldier slowly being covered by the falling snow. It was created by a local sculptor Achille Jacopin in 1916.

Gunner William Robinson

Gunner William Robinson 130300
1st/1st North Midland Heavy Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 28th May 1918 aged 33
Son of William and Alice Robinson
of West St, Marlow, Bucks
Husband of Lily Robinson
of West View, Lion Lane, Haslemere.

Grave: 505 (1)

Private Arthur Pilkington

Private Arthur Pilkington 23976
9th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regiment
Died on 28th May 1918 aged 20
Son of William and Margaret Pilkington
of 25, Bury Lane, Withnell, Chorley, Lancs

Grave: 505 (2)

Driver George Gordon

Driver George Gordon 771747
50th Divisional Ammunition Column
Royal Field Artillery
Died on 28th May 1918 aged 36

Grave: 505 (3)

Gunner Oliver Hart

Gunner Oliver Hart 374692
119th Siege Battery
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 28th May 1918 aged 30

Grave: 506

Driver J Ellis

Driver J Ellis
No 4 Section Sanitaire Anglais
British Red Cross
Died on 23rd October 1918

Grave: 537

Serjeant Fred Nuth

Serjeant Fred Nuth SE/13769
Army Veterinary Corps
Died on 29th May 1918

Special Memorial

Unfortunately I managed to miss the grave of the other soldier:

Trooper Arthur Walton 5736
2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Died on 10th September 1914

Grave: 612

Other cemeteries in the area