Historical and emotional visit that anyone should do. The cemetery shelters Commonwealth soldiers from all sorts of regiments as well as German soldiers. The layout of the... read more
St. Symphorien Military Cemetery is located 2 Kms east of Mons on the N90 a...
St. Symphorien Military Cemetery is located 2 Kms east of Mons on the N90 a road leading to Charleroi. On reaching St. Symphorien the right hand turning from the N90 leads onto the Rue Nestor Dehon. The cemetery lies 200 metres along the Rue Nestor Dehon.
GPS Co-ordinates: Longitude 04°00'38", Latitude 50°25'57"
The cemetery at St. Symphorien was established by the German Army during the First World War as a final resting place for British and German soldiers killed at the Battle of Mons. Among those buried here is Private John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment, who was fatally wounded during an encounter with a German patrol two days before the battle, thus becoming the first British soldier to be killed in action on the Western Front.