In Memory of

GERALD MOAKES

Private

14605805

2nd Bn., Monmouthshire Regiment

who died on

Friday 18 August 1944 . Age 19 .

 

Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Margaret Moakes, of Aberfan, Glamorgan.

Commemorative Information

Cemetery: BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France

Grave Reference/ Panel Number: XI. F. 3.

Location: Banneville-la-Campagne is a village in Normandy. The cemetery lies 100 metres south of the main road (the N175) between Caen and Pont l'Eveque, about 8 kilometres east of Caen.

Historical Information: The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. For the most part, the men buried at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery were killed in the fighting from the second week of July 1944, when Caen was captured, to the last week in August, when the Falaise Gap had been closed and the Allied forces were preparing their advance beyond the Seine. The cemetery contains 2,170 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 140 of them unidentified, and five Polish graves.