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St. Mihiel American Cemetery
Thiaucourt, France

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St. Mihiel American Cemetery

GPS: 48.95571, 5.85185

Route de Verdun
54470, Thiaucourt, France

Published: November 30, 2019
Total records: 4,442

St. Mihiel American Cemetery was built and is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission.

St. Mihiel American Cemetery is situated at the west edge of Thiaucourt, France.

Cemetery History

At 40 1/2 acres in extent, St. Mihiel American Cemetery sits almost at the center of the salient where the majority of its war dead gave their lives.

The cemetery was first established as a temporary cemetery by the American Graves Registration Service following the offensive in 1918. After the war, the other temporary cemeteries in the area were discontinued and the military dead of the region whose next-of-kin requested burial overseas were moved to St. Mihiel American Cemetery for permanent interment.

It is the third largest of eight permanent WWI American military cemetery memorials in Europe. Post-war administration of the cemetery was passed to American Battle Monuments Commission in 1934. The Commission went on to establish the landscaped grounds, the chapel memorial, and other permanent buildings.

Cemetery Records

The following records were acquired from the American Battle Monuments Commission on Novemeber 30, 2019. Dates of death range from 4-Sep-1917 to 17-Oct-1919. Some 283 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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