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Ooike is a small village about 6 kilometres north-west of the town of Oudenaarde, on the west side of the road to Kruishoutem. The churchyard surrounds the church, which is on the south-western side of the village. The Commonwealth graves are close to the entrance, on the left hand side facing the entrance to the church.
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.
Ooike Churchyard contains five Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.