Cimetière allemand de Billy-Montigny

Rue de l'Egalité - 62420 BILLY MONTIGNY


Canadian soldier, prisoner of war, died in 1915 buried in this cemetery and two British soldiers also died in captivity in 1916. A square and a French military square shot are in the cemetery.

Opened in December 1945, a monument was erected to the memory of those shot and deported from Nazism. Monument that reads: "Dulce pro patria mori is decorum" (it is sweet and beautiful to die for the Fatherland. Text from the Odes of Horace) and back "Die a BAV. inf. div. ihren tapferen Kameraden "(the 1st Infantry Division Bavarian their valiant comrades). (From the site of memory stone).