ST MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX
British - 1,627
Unidentified - 49
German - 556
The cemetery was started in June 1944, and reflects the fighting that took place west of Caen, most notably the Battle for Tilly-sur-Seulles, and Operations EPSOM and JUPITER. Some of those fell in the attacks on Hill 112 are also buried here.
The cemetery is reached from Caen by taking route D9
westwards. After about 8 kilometres, the road by-passes St Manvieu village,
while Cheux lies 2 kilometres to the left. You will find St Manvieu War Cemetery
on the right hand side.
There are several senior officers buried here, reflecting the heavy losses among unit leaders in Normandy:
Lieutenant Colonel W.D.Blacker DSO
179th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Killed 11th July 1944, age 40.
Lieutenant Colonel A.W.H.J.Montgomery Cunninghame DSO
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Killed 3rd July 1944, age 35.
Lieutenant Colonel J.E.Fass
1st Welsh Guards
Killed 30th June 1944, age 33.
Lieutenant G.C.P.Lance DSO
Somerset Light Infantry
Killed 10th July 1944.
Lieutenant Colonel R.M.C.Thomas
Killed 5th August 1944.
Regimental Sergeant Major F.C.Anderson Royal Scots Greys, Royal Armoured Corps
- Killed 17th July 1944, age 30.
Captain P.T.Cash MC 112th (The West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery
- Killed 13th July 1944, age 26.
- Father of Conservative MP, Pat Cash.
Sergeant (Pipe Major) W.Johnstone King's Own Scottish Borderers
- Killed 17th July 1944, age 25.
Rev. J.S.Taylor Royal Army Chaplains Department
- Killed 30th June 1944, age 43.
ŠPaul Reed 2002-2006