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ZEDELGEM CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
West-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
3

Location Information

The village of Zedelgem is about 8 kilometres south-west of the town of Brugge (Bruges) off the N32 which runs between Brugge and Torhout. Driving from Brugge follow the N32 to the junction of the N309. Turn right toward Zedelgem, when you arrive in the village centre there is a T junction, turn right into Snellegemsestraat, then take the first turn left which is Kerkplein. The graves are located at the left of the church by the entrance.

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.

Zedelgem Churchyard contains the graves of three Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.