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TERVUREN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Vlaams-Brabant
Identified Casualties:
2
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
4.52699
Latitude:
50.81984

Location Information

The town of Tervuren is located east of Brussel off the N3 which runs between Waterloo and Leuven. From the Brussel ring R0 turn off at junction 1 Tervuren and onto the N3 direction Leuven. Follow the N3 to the roundabout and turn right into the town along Kerkstraat, at the Markt turn left and follow the signs toward Duisburg, this road is called Duisburgsteenweg the cemetery is along on the right. The graves are located through the main entrance, straight ahead to the monument, at which you turn right and find the graves side-by-side immediately on your 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.

Tervuren Communal Cemetery contains two Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.