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ECAUSSINNES D'ENGHIEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Hainaut
Identified Casualties:
6
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.1695
Latitude:
50.5742

Location Information

The village of Ecaussinnes d'Enghien is located west of Nivelles off the N534. From the E19 motorway turn off at junction 19 Nivelles-Sud and onto the N27 direction Seneffe. Take the fifth turning on the right, direction Feluy, and follow this road along past the village of Feluy where the road splits. Take the right hand fork direction Ecaussinnes. Cross the N534 and the river and follow this road until crossing the railway. After the railway crossing there is a crossroads, turn left here into rue d'Henripont and cross the railway again, take the second turning on the right called rue de Soignies and the cemetery is at the end of the road. The graves are located to the left of the entrance in the old part of the cemetery.

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.

Ecaussinnes d'Enghien Communal Cemetery contains the graves of six Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.