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DESTELBERGEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Oost-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
0
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.80288
Latitude:
51.05977

Location Information

The community of Destelbergen is located north-east of the city of Gent on the N445. From the motorway E17/A14, which runs between Kortrijk and Antwerpen, turn off at junction 11 onto the ring R4, direction Zelzate. Follow the ring to the first junction and turn off onto the N445, direction Gent/Destelbergen. Take the first turning on the right, the Sint-Pietershofstraat, and the cemetery is along here on the left. The grave is located along the first aisle 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.

Destelbergen Communal Cemetery contains one unidentifed Commonealth burial of the Second World War.