Departement des Côtes-d'Armor
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Saint-Brieuc is the chief town and the seat of the Prefecture of the Département of the Côtes d'Armor. The town lies 64 kilometres west of Dinard (Ille et Vilaine). Saint-Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery is 2 kilometres from the railway station, between the road to Brest and the road to the local aerodrome. From the Prefecture, follow the Rue de la Corderie onto the Rue J Nicolas and then into Rue Pinot where the cemetery entrance will be found on the right hand side.
The great majority of the sailors buried at Saint-Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery lost their lives when the cruiser H.M.S. Charybdis was sunk off the Bord de la Rance in October, 1943. There are now over 90 World War II casualties commemorated at this site. Of these, over a third are unidentified.