DEERLIJK COMMUNAL CEMETERY
|Total identified casualties||4 Find these records|
|Casualties from||Second World War|
Deerlijk Communal Cemetery is located 36 km east of Ieper town centre and 6 km east of Kortrijk. Ieper is linked to Kortrijk via the N8 passing through Menen and Wevelgem, joining the A17 1.5 km after Wevelgem, in the direction of Gent. The A17 carries on 4 km then meets the junction with the E17 continuing towards Gent. 12 km along the E17 lies the junction with the N36 towards Harelbeke. The N36 joins onto the Vichtesteenweg at Deerlijk. The cemetery itself is located after turning right at Deerlijk church, on the Hoogstraat in the town centre itself. The graves are located in the middle section of the cemetery. From the main gate walk along the central path to the Crucifix. Turn left and at the first path turn right. The graves are 50 meters from the junction on the left hand side of the path.
Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221
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. Deerlijk Communal Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.