Commonwealth War Cemetery Ranville
(France - Basse-Normandie - Ranville)
The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.
Ranville was the first village to be liberated in France when the bridge over the Caen Canal was captured intact in the early hours of 6 June by troops of the 6th Airborne Division, who were landed nearby by parachute and glider.
Many of the division's casualties are buried in Ranville War Cemetery and the adjoining churchyard.
The cemetery contains 2,235 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 97 of them unidentified. There are also 330 German graves and a few burials of other nationalities.
Click for more information on the overview at the bottom of the page.
- Text: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Photos: De Roust Jente (1,2,3,4) & Jeroen Koppes (5)
Address and contactinformation
- Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou
- WWII grade:
Where is it?
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- Atlantikwall - Museé de la Batterie de Merville
- The Grand Bunker Atlantic Wall Museum
- Museé du débarquement nº 4 Commando
Point of interest
- War Memorial Cresserons
- Monument 2nd Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry
- Memorial Horsa Bridge Ranville
- Commonwealth War Graves Bénouville
- Commonwealth War Cemetery Hermanville
- Commonwealth War Grave Frénouville
Amongst others, the following persons are buried here or mentioned on the Wall of Missing (Overview)
|Gillum, Kenneth Sidney|
† June 9th, 1944
Plot: IVA Row: B Grave: 6
|Johns, Robert Edward|
† July 23rd, 1944
Plot: IVA Row: E Grave: 1
|Tustin, Charles Thomas|
† August 23rd, 1944
Plot: VIA Row: B Grave: 12