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FROYENNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Hainaut
Identified Casualties:
24
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.35908
Latitude:
50.62566

Location Information

Froyennes Communal Cemetery is located 2 km north west of Tournai on a road leading from the N509 which connects Tournai to Froyennes. From Tournai follow the N50 towards Kortrijk for 1 km. At the traffic lights turn left onto Chaussee du Pont Royal. 40 metres further turnn right into Chaussee de Courtrai (N509) which, after 800m, becomes rue de Flequières. The cemetery is located 100 metres further on the right hand side of the road.

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.

Froyennes Communal Cemetery contains 31 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, six of them unidentified.