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WUUSTWEZEL (GOOREIND) CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Antwerpen
Identified Casualties:
2

Location Information

The village of Gooreind is located north of the town of Antwerp off the E34/A1 which runs between Antwerp and Breda, driving from Antwerp follow the E19 to junction 3 Brecht, at the T junction turn left direction Wuustwezel on the N133. Drive into the village of Wuustwezel to the crossroads with the N1, turn left onto the N1 and Gooreind is the next village. On entering the village go past the monastery on the left and take the third turning right called T.Verellenlaan, follow this road to the end and the church is in front of you. The graves are located at the rear of the church on the left.

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.

Wuustwezel (Gooreind) Churchyard contains two Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.