Mazargues War Cemetery
|Mazargues War Cemetery|
|Owned by:||Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Number of gravesites:||1,738|
|Website:||Mazargues War Cemetery|
The Mazargues War Cemetery is located in Marseilles France and contains burials from the Great War and the Second World War including 43 Canadians.
Marseilles was the Base of the Indian troops in France during the 1914-18 war; and 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, in the main, for the burial of officers and men of the Commonwealth forces who died at Marseilles. At ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, on the East side of the town, the bodies of Hindu soldiers and labourers were cremated in 1914-16. LE CANET OLD CEMETERY and LE CANET NEW CEMETERY, on the North side, were in 1917-19 the places of burial of Indian soldiers and Indian, Egyptian and Chinese labourers.
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, a little later, the bodies or ashes from the four Town cemeteries and from PORT ST. LOUIS-DU-RHONE COMMUNAL CEMETERY.
In addition to burials from the Great War, there are a large number of Second World War burials.
Marseilles is the chief town in the Department of the Bouches-du-Rhone.
Mazargues is a southern suburb (the 9th Arrondissement), some 6 kilometres from the centre of Marseilles. The cemetery is located 200 metres south of the 'Rond-Point de Mazargues' on the main road (the D559) to Toulon via Cassis. The address of the cemetery is No.24 Avenue General de Lattre de Tassigny.
Visiting Information: Pleae not that due to vandalism in the area, this cemetery is locked outside working hours. The cemetery is usually open to visitors Monday to Friday 08.30 to 17.00 except on public holidays.
"We Rest Here"
The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are buried here.
|Headstone||Service Number||Rank and Name||Grave Location|
|B39297||Sigmn WH Hadlow||Plot 3. Row C. Grave 46.|