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MORKHOVEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Antwerpen
Identified Casualties:
4

Location Information

The village of Morkhoven is located south of the town of Herentals off the E313 motorway, which runs between Antwerp and Liege. Driving along the E313 take exit 22 Herentals-Oost and turn right onto the N152. At the first crossroads turn right onto Sint-Maartenstraat. Follow this road to the next large junction and then turn left towards Morkhoven. Driving into Morkhoven cross the railway and take the fourth turning on the left, into Rode-Leeuwstraat. At the first junction turn right into Sint-Niklaasstraat and the cemetery is along here on the right. The graves are located through the entrance, straight up the center path to the end of the first plot on the right, the graves are here.

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.

Morkhoven Communal Cemetery contains the graves of four Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.