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ASSESSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Namur
Identified Casualties:
5
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.02923
Latitude:
50.37433

Location Information

The village of Assesse is located north-east of the town of Ciney on the N4. From the motorway E411/A4 which runs between Namur and Luxembourg turn off at junction 18 onto the N4 direction Assesse. Take the second turning off, signed again Assesse, and at the T junction turn left in the direction of Gesves, this road is called rue de Pourrain and the cemetery is a short way along here on the right. The graves are located to the right of the entrance.

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.

Assesse Communal Cemetery contains the graves of five airmen of the Second World War.