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HAASRODE CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Vlaams-Brabant
Identified Casualties:
8
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.72757
Latitude:
50.83096

Location Information

From Leuven railway station turn left onto the 'Tiensevest'. Follow this through the Tiensepoort along Geldenaakvest and on to the Parkpoort. Turn left at Parkpoort into the Geldenaaksebaan and follow this road for 2 km, cross over the junction with Meerdaboslaan and drive approximately 1 kilometre further before turning right into the Blandenstraat. Continue along the Blandenstraat for 1 kilometre and turn left into the Milsestraat. Drive along the Milsestraat until you see the church. The entrance to the Communal Cemetery where the Commission plot can be found is to the left rear of the Church on the Romand Verheydenstraat.

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.

Haasrode Churchyard contains the graves of eight Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.