WENDUINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
|Total identified casualties||5 Find these records|
|Casualties from||Second World War|
Wenduine Communal Cemetery is located between Oostende (16 km) and Zeebrugge (9 km) on the N34 which connects Oostende to Zeebrugge via Wenduine. 16 Km from Oostende on the N34 lies the village of Wenduine. Approaching Wenduine from Oostende, the cemetery is located after turning right onto the Brugsesteenweg N307. The cemetery lies 500 metres along this road on the left hand side and on the junction with Uitkerksestraat. This cemetery is not an open site and access is limited by normal cemetery opening hours.
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. Wenduine Communal Cemetery contains 17 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 12 of them unidentified.