AARSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
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|Casualties from||Second World War|
The village of Aarsele is located east of the town of Tielt on the N35 which runs between Tielt and Deinze. Driving into the village towards Deinze take the first turning left into Julesvanooststraat, then take the first turning left into Schoolstraat and the cemetery is on the right. The single war grave is in the front left hand corner of the cemetery. From the main gate take the first path on the left and the grave is the last in the row.
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. Aarsele Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one Commonwealth airman of the Second World War.