Soupir German Cemetery

Soupir German Cemetery. Source: SGA/DMPA - JP le Padellec

 

Soupir German Cemetery

 

 

Soupir German Cemetery was set up on the site of a field hospital to group together the Imperial soldiers who had fallen in the sector running from Soissons to Reims (Chemin des Dames, Vesle, Marne) and buried at 143 sites in a radius of 30 kilometres around the commune of Soupir. The operation was completed in 1924.

This place of remembrance holds the bodies of 11,089 German soldiers. 5,134 of them are buried in individual and collectives graves, including 19 unknown soldiers, and 5,955 others lie in an ossuary, only 794 of whom have been identified. After the first work was undertaken by the Volksbund in the 1930s, the cemetery was refurbished by the German authorities who, starting in 1972, replaced the old wooden crosses with stone crosses. The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V, association, created on 19 December 1919 to protect and preserve war graves and to provide information to families for the main sites of World War I, ensures the site’s upkeep.

 

 

Soupir Cemetery

La Direction Interdépartementale (D.I.) Chef du Secteur Nord-Pas de Calais

Cité Administrative Rue de Tournai 59045 Lille Cedex

Tel.: +33 (0)3.20.62.12.39

Fax: +33 (0)3.20.62.12.30

E-mail: diracmetz@wanadoo.fr

 

  • Le cimetière allemant de Soupir. Source : SGA/DMPA - JP le Padellec

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    La Direction Interdépartementale (D.I.) Chef du Secteur Nord-Pas de Calais

    Cité Administrative Rue de Tournai 59045 Lille Cedex

    Tel.: +33 (0)3.20.62.12.39

    Fax: +33 (0)3.20.62.12.30

    E-mail: diracmetz@wanadoo.fr


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