Yates and Others

 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, Picardie Region, FR


Latitude: 49.202208, Longitude: 3.548156
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery

49.202208, 3.548156; The Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, 36.5 acres in extent, is the second large of eight permanent American World War I military 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 6,012 War Dead interred in the cemetery 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. An agreement with the French government grants use of the site as a military cemetery in perpetuity without charge or taxation.

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 the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery. All interments were made by the American Graves Registration Service. The memorial, the chapel, the visitors'