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PERWEZ CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Brabant Wallon
Identified Casualties:
8
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.81147
Latitude:
50.62239

Location Information

The village of Perwez is situated to the west of Ramillies and Wavre. From the motorway E411 turn off at junction 11 Thorembais-St-Trond and turn onto the N29 direction Jodoigne. Follow this road to the junction with the N243 and turn right onto the N243 to Perwez. On entering the village cross the railway and turn first right onto Avenue Des Tourterelles. The cemetery is along on the left. The graves are located directly behind the church in the old plot.

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.

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