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AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
23

Location Information

Avelgem Communal Cemetery is located 43 Km east of Ieper on the N8 which connects Ieper to Menen, Kortrijk and on to Avelgem. The N8 is a continuous road running from Ieper to Avelgem via Menen, Wevelgem, Kortrijk, Zwevegem and on to Avelgem. The village is approached along the N8 Kortrijkstraat which leads onto the Gemeenteplein. The cemetery is located on the first left hand turning after leaving the Gemeenteplein in a street called Kerkhofstraat. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of Kerkhofstraat.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221

Historical Information

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk.

Avelgem Communal Cemetery contains 26 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, three of them unidentified.