Departement de la Loire-Atlantique
Pays de la Loire France
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Many of those buried at Pornic War Cemetery were washed ashore after the sinking of the troopship "Lancastria" in the Bay of Biscay on 17th June 1940. There are now 2 Commonwealth burials of World War I and 395 of the World War II commemorated here. Of those from WWI, 160 are unidentified. Special Memorials inscribed "Buried near this spot" record the names of soldiers and airmen whose graves in the cemetery were not precisely located. There are 3 non-World War burials here, 2 of which are unidentified.