Marseilles was the base of the Indian troops in France during the 1914-18 war. Throughout the war the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, British troops and Labour units worked in the port or passed through it. Four of the town cemeteries were used for the burial of officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died at Marseilles. Mazargues Cemetery, on the south-east side, was used less in the war, but before the Armistice an Extension was made, to which were removed the bodies or ashes from the four Town cemeteries.

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A picture of the cemetery, taken in August 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 6th December '15 at 2:12pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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