Military Cemetery of Tarcienne

Military Cemetery Tarcienne account graves of French, German and Russian soldiers; all fell a few days apart, during the German offensive in late August 1914.

Located along the N5 between Charleroi Philippeville (Couvin, Rocroi) at the edge of the wood Louvroy, necropolis Tarcienne 394 graves of French soldiers, 153 Germans and two Russians over an ossuary.

The fighting was fierce around Tarcienne 23 and 24 August 1914, between the 37 and 38th brigades of the 19th Xth German corps division and corps 3rd and 4th French Zouaves. Prince Friedrich von Sachsen-Meiningen was killed on August 23.

Five people were killed there, 32 houses were burned. The number of casualties could have been more so if many villagers had not fled the combat zone.




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