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VLADSLO CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
2.91493
Latitude:
51.0463

Location Information

The village of Vladslo is about 5 kilometres north-east of the town of Diksmuide (formerly Dixmude), off the N35 road which runs between Diksmuide and Lichtervelde. Driving from Diksmuide follow the N35 to to the village of Esen. In the village turn left up Vladslostraat to Vladslo. As you come into the village the church is on the left. The grave is located through the main entrance, then immediately turn left and take the second path on the right. The single war grave is the fourth grave on the right.



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. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

Vladslo Churchyard contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman of the Second World War.