Secqueville-en-Bessin War Cemetery

British - 98
Unknown British - 1
German - 18


The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. Secqueville-en-Bessin War Cemetery is a battlefield cemetery, containing the graves of men killed in the advance to Caen early in July and in the subsequent fighting up to the end of that month. The cemetery contains 99 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 18 German burials.

All of the dead buried here in this battlefield cemetery, which has remained unchanged since 1944, were killed in July 1944. They were mostly from the 15th (Scottish) and 43rd (Wessex) Divisions.


From Bayeux take the N13 towards Caen. After about 12 kilometres turn left onto the D217, and the village of Secqueville will be found about 2 kilometres to the north. Turn right in the village, and after a few hundred metres take the track to the left, signposted Farringdon Way. The War Cemetery will be found in open fields on the left hand side.

The track to the cemetery is partially metaled, and passable in both dry and wet weather, with a degree of care. There is parking in front of the cemetery, and just enough space to turn around on the track.



Captain R.P.Barneby  1st Bn Herefordshire Regiment, Kings Shorpshire Light Infantry

- Killed 1st July 1944, age 28.
- Son of Richard Hicks Barneby and of Margaret Elizabeth Barneby (nee Howard); husband of Vera Margery Barneby, of Shawbury, Shropshire.


Major R.G.Mapp  179th Field Regiment Royal Artillery

- Killed 10th July 1944, age 29.
- Son of George Gerald and Florence Beatrice Mapp, of Barton-on-Sea, Milton, Hampshire; husband of Phyllis Laura Mapp.


Sgt E.W.A.Osborn MM   2nd (The Rangers) Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps

- Killed 12th July 1944, age 32.
- Son of Edward and Alice Maud Osborn; husband of Marion Grace Osborn, of West End, Woking, Surrey.

ŠPaul Reed 2002-2006

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