Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
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The Cimetière de Pantin is possibly the least-known of the many Parisian municipal cemeteries, but at 1.07 square kilometres it is the largest. Located in the north-eastern suburbs of the city, on the road to Le Bourget from Porte de Pantin or Porte de La Villette, Pantin is a garden style burial grounds with more than 8,000 trees and streets that allow access by motor vehicles. Among the French celebrities buried here are film director Jean-Pierre Melville, singer Damia, and members of the Fratellini circus family.
The British War Graves in the neighbourhood of Paris fall into three main groups. The earliest are those of soldiers who died of wounds in French and British hospitals in or near Paris in 1914, when the ambulance trains ran South-Westward from the Aisne and the Marne. The second group is due to the presence of British troops in the Aisne and the Marne in the summer of 1918. The third is a number of graves of men who died after the Armistice. The British graves at Pantin form a small plot in Division 6, at the West end of the City of Paris Cemetery, among French Military graves.
There are now nearly 100 World War I British Commonwealth casualties commemorated in this site, approximately 2550 French, and 68 German.