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ARLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Luxembourg
Identified Casualties:
1
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
5.81741
Latitude:
49.69157

Location Information

The town of Arlon is located off the E25 motorway which runs between Liege and Luxembourg. From the motorway E25 turn off at junction 31 onto the N82 in the direction of Arlon and follow this road to the junction with the N4. Turn right onto the N4, towards Arlon centre. At the roundabout, take first turning right into rue de Bastogne, then take left turn into rue des deux Luxembourg. At junction under bridge, turn left into rue de Diekirch, then take the second turning left into the cemetery entrance. Walk up the centre path and at the fifth cross path the French war graves plot is to the left. The WWI grave is located to the left of the memorial. The WWII grave can be seen from the WWI grave it is about 20 meters behind and to the left of the French plot.

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.

Arlon Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one airman of the Second World War. The grave is in the Belgian 1939-45 war pelouse d'honneur. The cemetery also contains one unidentified burial of the First World War which can be found in the French war graves plot.