St. Symphorien Cemetery

St. Symphorien Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium was established by the German Army as a final resting place for British and German soldiers killed at the Battle of Mons, August 1914.  Among those buried here are:

  • John Parr, Middlesex Regiment thought to be the first British soldier killed in action on the Western Front
  • George Ellison, Royal Irish Lancers, thought to be the last British casualty
  • George Price, Canadian Infantry thought to be the last Commonwealth casualty, both killed in action 11 November 1918.

There are 229 Commonwealth and 284 German burials.

St. Symphorien Cemetery

St. Symphorien Cemetery

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St. Symphorien Cemetery