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Cimetière Chinois de Nolette

Noyelles-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy, France

About Cimetière Chinois de Nolette

Cimetière Chinois de Nolette or the Nolette Chinese Cemetery in France is the burial place of 849 Chinese workers who died during World War One. Brought by the British from the colonies to help build the military infrastructure, most of these workers died from an outbreak of cholera.

Cimetière Chinois de Nolette is a memorial to these workers, built in a traditional Chinese style.