Marissel is an eastern suburb of Beauvais, a Cathedral town between Rouen and Compiegne. The Cemetery, known locally as the 'Cimetiere Militaire National de Beauvais-Marissel', is not actually in Marissel. It is located approximately 1 kilometre north of Beauvais town centre on the Rue d'Amiens (D1001). The Commonwealth war graves are mainly located along the left-hand wall of the cemetery. Others are near the French monument and along the central section.
Beauvais was a French hospital centre during the war. The French National Cemetery was made in 1922. There are 19 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war and 158 of the 1939-45 war commemorated in this site. Of these, 4 from the 1939-45 War are unidentified.
The British graves, from the 1914-18 War, came from:-