BERRY-AU-BAC FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
(La Nécropole Nationale de Berry-au-Bac)
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 49.39725, Longitude: 3.89874
Berry-au-Bac is a village 18 kilometres north-west of Reims, on the road to Laon (N44). The French National Cemetery is south of the river Aisne before the village, beside the D1140 road to Gernicourt.
The cemetery was formerly called the Cimetiere Militaire de Moscou. The Commonwealth graves from the 1914-18 War were all brought in after the Armistice. Of these, over half from the 1914-18 War are unidentified. All fell on the 27th-29th May, 1918, in the Battle of the Aisne. In the north-eastern part is a plot containing the graves of two unknown British soldiers of the 1939-1945 War and 29 British graves of the 1914-1918 War.
Total Burials: 4,012.
Commonwealth World War One Identified Casualties: United Kingdom 12.
Commonweatlh World War One Unidentified Casualties: United Kingdom 17.
Commonwealth World War Two Unidentified Casualties: 2.
World War One Other Nationalities: France 3,974 (1,958 in Ossuary), Russia 6, Belgium. 1. Total 3,981.