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HOOGVELD CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Limburg (Belgium)
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.11338
Latitude:
51.06675

Location Information

The cemetery is located outside the village of Hulst which is north of Tessenderlo. From the E313 motorway turn off at Junction 25A Tessenderlo. Turn onto Kanaalweg in the direction of Hulst. Follow the main road through the village past the church and the cemetery is approximately 1 kilometre signposted to the left.

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.

Hoogveld Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War which was moved into the Belgian pelouse d'honneur from Tessenderlo (Hulst) Communal Cemetery.