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WEBBEKOM CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Vlaams-Brabant
Identified Casualties:
7

Location Information

Webbekom is located 30 kilometres east of Leuven on the N2, which runs between Leuven and Diest. Follow the N2 to Webbekom and turn off in the direction of Webbekom Centre along Webbekomstraat. The church can clearly be seen from the N2. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is to the rear of the church.

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.

Webbekom Churchyard contains the graves of seven Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.