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JETTE (ST. PIERRE) COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Brussels - Capital Region
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.33402
Latitude:
50.87954

Location Information

Jette is on the northern outskirts of Brussels, about 4 kilometers from the centre of the city. The cemetery is close to the church of St. Pierre, its main entrance being in Boulevard de Smet de Naeyer, at its junction with Avenue Secretin.

On entering the cemetery main entrance walk to the left of the war memorial and down the first path. Then take the first path to the right and the war grave is the 7th grave on the right.

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.

Jette (St. Pierre) Communal Cemetey contains one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War, that of a Belgian airman who served with the Royal Air Force. The grave is in the Belgian pelouse d'honneur, marked by a private memorial.