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COUTISSE CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Namur
Identified Casualties:
6

Location Information

The village of Coutisse is located east of the town of Namur off the N921. From the motorway E42/A15 which runs between Mons and Liege turn off at junction 9 onto the N921 direction Andenne. Follow the N921 through Andenne to the signs for Coutisse, turn left direction Coutisse and the church is in the village centre. The graves are located through the entrance in rue des Charmes and in the front left hand corner.

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.

Coutisse Churchyard contains the graves of six airmen of the Second World War.