A bit of background first and the a question. My parents spent most of their lives researching one of my uncles who was killed in the battle of Normandy; I have a nicely annotated copy of "Caen. The Anvil of Victory". He is buried in the war cemetery in Douvres la Deliverand. Family wisdom has it that he was killed on D day in Douvres by a sniper.There are a few problems with this idea - Dovres was on the Canadian beach and uncle was in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and the date on his headstone is 9th July 1944. A couple of years ago I bought some battlefield tour books from a remainders bookshop. Most enlightening. Apparently, the Warwicks were on the right flank of the British offensive but were moved to the left flank at Le Port on the Caen Canal in case of a German counter attack up the Caen canal. They had not made much progress on the right. The Warwicks were heavily involved in Operation Charnwood which took off from Le Port on 8th / 9th July and the Warwicks were heavily involved. It would make more sense if the story was that uncle was killed in Operation Charnwood. But in that case why would he be buried on the other side of the battlefield? How do casualties get allocated to a cemetery?