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Vauxbuin Soldatenfriedhof


Vauxbuin is a village four kilometres to the south-west of Soissons, and Vauxbuin German Military Cemetery can be reached from the direction of Soissons via the N2, Soissons to Paris road. It is necessary to go around the Soissons ring road following the signs for Paris. On leaving the Soissons ring road via a large roundabout, continue to follow the signs for Paris via the N2. The Cemetery lies three kilometres along this road on the right side.

Caution must be taken along this road as it is a very busy road with traffic travelling very fast.

The cemetery is immediately alongside a large French Cemetery which includes a CWGC plot

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Vauxbuin Soldatenfriedhof


Historical Information

A small number of those buried here are from the autumn of 1914 during the German advance and retreat from the Marne.

There are also a few burials from battles to secure the line along the Chemin des Dames in February 1915

Vauxbuin Soldatenfriedhof

A second larger group lost their lives during the French Nivelle Offensive against the Chemin des Dames in April 1917.

The majority of those here though fell during the final great German offensives in 1918. In particular the offensive in May and the allies counter attacks of July and August.

The engraved stone crosses date from 1973.

Of the 9,229 burials within the German plot only 3,672 have individual graves. The majority are identified with only 13 remaining unknown (Unbekantt). However, in the four community graves there are 5,557 soldiers of whom 4,779 remain unknown.

Vauxbuin Soldatenfriedhof


Other cemeteries in the area