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LES HAYONS CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Luxembourg
Identified Casualties:
6

Location Information

Les Hayons is a village lying half way between Bouillon and Bertrix, 14 kilometres from each. It is 6 kilometres east of the main road from Bouillon to Liege and Brussels. The churchyard surrounds the church, which is in the centre of the village. The graves are in the north-eastern corner.

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.

Les Hayons Churchyard contains six airmen of the Second World War.