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Oise-Aisne American Cemetery
Seringes-et-Nesles, France

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Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

GPS: 49.202153, 3.548203

CD2 02130
Seringes-et-Nesles, France

Published: November 29, 2019
Total records: 6,255

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery was built and is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery lies about a mile east of Fère-en-Tardenois, which is 14 miles northeast of Chateau-Thierry.

Cemetery History

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, at 36.5 acres in extent, is the second largest of eight permanent WWI American cemeteries on foreign soil. Established initially on 2 August 1918 by the 42nd Division as a temporary battlefield cemetery, Congress authorized its retention as a permanent cemetery in 1921.

The majority of the war dead interred at Oise-Aisne died fighting along the Ourcq River and in the area between the cemetery and the Oise River during the Aisne-Marne Offensive and the Oise-Aisne Offensive.

In 1922, the remains of American servicemen buried in the general area west of Tours-Romorantin-Paris-Le-Harve, whose next of kin requested permanent interment overseas, were disinterred and permanently interred at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery. All interments were made by the American Graves Registration Service. The memorial, the chapel, the visitors' room, the office, the Superintendent's quarters, and the service facilities were designed and constructed by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Cemetery Records

The following records were acquired from the American Battle Monuments Commission on Novemeber 29, 2019. Dates of death range from 15-Jun-1917 to 16-Dec-1919. Some 241 of these records are those of soldiers whose bodies were missing, and not recovered. They are denoted in these records with the words, "Tablets of the Missing", referring to a special section of the cemetery where they have been remembered.

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