Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre

 

Ste Marie Cemetery is one of the town cemeteries, but it is actually situated in the commune of Graville-St Honorine, and stands on the ridge overlooking Le Havre from the north.

During the First World War, Le Havre was one of the ports at which the British Expeditionary Force disembarked in August 1914. Except for a short interval during the German advance in 1914 it remained No 1 Base throughout the war and by the end of May 1917, it contained three general and two stationary hospitals, and four convalescent depots.

In all 1,689 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War are buried or commemorated in the cemetery, including Rennie Ormerod (Grave Ref. Div. 19. CC. 3.), who died in May 1916, whilst serving with the Border Regiment.

     

18075 CORPORAL / R. ORMEROD / BORDER REGIMENT / 21ST MAY 1916 / TOO DEARLY LOIVED IN LIFE / TO BE FORGOTTEN / IN DEATH.