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VORSELAAR COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Antwerpen
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.7702
Latitude:
51.20526

Location Information

The village of Vorselaar is located east of the town of Antwerp off the E34/E313/A13 which runs between Antwerp and Luik. Driving from Antwerp follow the E34 to the junction with the E313, then follow the E313 direction Luik. Turn off at junction 19 Massenhoven. At the T junction turn left on the N14 direction Lier. After a short distance along the N14 take the first turning on the left signed to Viersel. This road is called Herentalsebaan. Follow this road through the village and under the motorway to the village of Grobbendonk. In the village center there is a Large triangle, take the road to the left signed for Vorselaar. This road is called Schransstraat. On entering the village carry straight on to the Markt, just past the Markt the main road bends round to the right. Go straight on here into Kerkstraat, past the church and take the second turning right into Kuiperstraat and then take the first turning right past the school into Boulevard. The cemetery is along on the left at the end of the road. The grave is located in the front left hand corner of the cemetery before the crucifix.

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.

Vorselaar Communal Cemetey contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman of the Second World War.