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WERKEN CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
6

Location Information

The village of Werken is located 9 kilometres east of the town of Diksmuide (Dixmude), off the N35 road, which runs between Diksmuide and Lichtervelde.
Driving from Diksmuide follow the N35 to the village of Zarren. In the village turn left into Zarenstraat direction Werken. In Werken you come to a T junction, turn left into Werkenstraat and first left, this will take you to the church. The graves are located at the rear of the church.

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.

Werken Churchyard contains the graves of six Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.