In Memory of


25 Field Regt., Royal Artillery
who died on
Sunday, 16th July 1944. Age 20.

Additional Information: Son of William George and Alice Barker, of Hayes, Middlesex.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
X. H. 19.
Location: This cemetery is reached from Caen by taking route D9 westwards. After about 8 kilometres, the road by-passes St Manvieu village, while Cheux lies 2 kilometres to the left. You will find St Manvieu War Cemetery on the right hand side.

Historical Information: The men who lie buried in St. Manvieu War Cemetery died for the most part in the fluctuating and severe fighting from mid-June to the end of July 1944 in the region between Tilly-sur-Seulles and Caen. Plots XI, XII, XVII and XVIII contain German graves. There are now 1627, 1939-45 Commonwealth war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these 49 are unidentified. Also commemorated here are 556 Foreign National casualties.