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James Cornwall Monument – Cahagnes

This isolated tomb in the countryside is that of Lieutenant James Gerald Marshall Cornwall of the 4th Tank Battalion Grenadier Guards.
At the age of 22, he landed at the Normandy beach at Gold at the end of June near Arromanches.

On July 30, General Montgommery launched Operation « Bluecoat ». The same day, James Cornwall fell under enemy bullets by making a breakthrough in Mondant Wood, south of Caumont l’Eventé.
His family wanted him buried in the place where he died.

Since then, he rests alone, in an isolated tomb on the edge of the little Mondant wood, along the departmental 54 between Caumont-l’Eventé and Cahagnes.


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Route de Caumont 14240 CAHAGNES