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RONSE (RENAIX) COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Oost-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
19
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.58732
Latitude:
50.74204

Location Information

The town of Renaix (Ronse) is located south of the town of Oudenaarde on the N48/N36. From the motorway E17/A14 turn off at junction 4 onto the N36, direction Anzegem/Ronse. Follow the N36 to Ronse and the junction with the N60. Turn right onto the N60 and the cemetery is on the right past the first crossroads. The graves are located in two separate plots.

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.

Ronse Communal Cemetery contains 18 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, one of which is unidentified. There are also two burials from the First World War in the cemetery.