st charles de percy War Cemetery

Identified Graves - 703


The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. St Charles de Percy War Cemetery is the southernmost of the Normandy cemeteries. The majority of those buried here died in late July and early August 1944 in the major thrust made from Caumont l'Evente towards Vire, to drive a wedge between the German 7th Army and Panzer Group West. The cemetery contains 809 Second World War burials.


St. Charles de Percy is a village 44 kilometres south-west of Caen. Take the N175 south-westwards from Villers Bocage; after 5 kilometres take the left fork, the D577, towards Vire. After 15 kilometres, go through the little hamlet of La Ferroniere; turn left onto the D56 and right again after a few hundred metres. The War Cemetery will then be found on the left hand side.


Rank: Brigadier
Regiment/Service: General Staff
Unit Text: Cdg. 6th Guards Tank Bde.
Secondary Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Age: 39
Date of Death: 16/08/1944
Service No: 30663
Awards: DSO
Additional information: 4th Bart. Son of Lt.-Col. Sir Walter Balfour Barttelot, D.S.O., 3rd Bt., Coldstream Guards, and of Lady Bamelot (nee Angrove); husband of Lady Barttelot (nee Ravenscroft), of Stopham, Sussex.
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 12.

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