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HONDSCHOOTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
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Country:
France
Locality:
Nord
Identified Casualties:
40

Location Information

Hondscoote (or Hondschoote) is a town in the Department of the Nord, approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Dunkerque.

The Communal Cemetery is 200 metres north of the church on the D3, and the Commonwealth War Graves Plot is in the far left hand corner of the cemetery.

Visiting Information

Note: June 2012. This cemetery is currently undergoing renovation and this is expected to last until October 2012. The trees and hedge have been removed and will be relaced in the autumn.

Historical Information

There was heavy fighting in the area of Hondschoote during the retreat to Dunkirk, and casualties in the battle were all buried in the communal cemetery.

There are now over 50, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over a quarter are unidentifed and one grave which could not be precisely located, is commemorated by a special memorial inscribed "Buried near this spot".