CALONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country Belgium
Region Hainaut
Total identified casualties 68 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War

Location Information

Calonne Communal Cemetery is located 6 km south of Tournai on the N502, a road connecting Tournai to the village of Calonne. On reaching the village the cemetery is located on the right hand side of the Rue de L'Yser (N502).


Visiting Information

Visitors should note that this site is restricted to normal cemetery opening hours. With the exception of guide-dogs for the disabled, no dogs are allowed in this cemetery Wheelchair access to the cemetery is possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

History 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. All of those buried in Calonne Communal Cemetery were killed in the fighting from 19 to 24 May 1940, when attempting to hold the Germans on the line of the Scheldt. The cemetery contains 71 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, three of them unidentified.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

CHERCQ CHURCHYARD

Location: Belgium, Hainaut

Number of casualties: 30

GAURAIN-RAMECROIX WAR CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, Hainaut

Number of casualties: 70

ANTOING COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, Hainaut

Number of casualties: 2