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ARENDONK COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Antwerpen
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.08045
Latitude:
51.32214

Location Information

The cemetery is located east of the town of Turnhout off the E34 motorway which runs between Turnhout & Eindhoven. From Turnhout take junction 26, the N118. Turn left towards Arendonk and you come into the town on Koeistraat. Follow to the T junction with the church on the right hand corner. Turn left into Devalken and then 1st right into Kloosterbaan, the cemetery is past the 2nd turning on the right. The grave is located at the left hand side in the center of the cemetery

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.

Arendonk Communal Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War.