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SOHIER (FROIDLIEU) COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Luxembourg
Identified Casualties:
1

Location Information

Froidlieu is a small village administered by the commune of Sohier, in the province of Luxembourg. It lies 27 kilometers south-south-east of Dinant, and 500 meters north of the Dinant-Beauraing road. This very small cemetery is 182 meters north-east of the church. From the church travel north east on Rue Alphonse Detal and just as you leave the village there is a narrow lane to the left. At the junction the Commission’s War Graves sign can be seen. Turn left (into what appears to be a private drive) then immediately right and you are on the lane to the cemetery which is 100m from the junction.

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.

Sohier Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one airman of the Second World War.