HASSELT (KRUISVELD) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
|Total identified casualties||50 Find these records|
|Casualties from||Second World War|
Hasselt is a town in the province of Limburg. From the motorway E313 turn off at Junction 28 onto the N80. Follow the N80, direction Hasselt, and at the traffic lights next to the water tower continue straight on into St.-Truidersteenweg. Take the first turning right into Kerkhofstraat, and the cemetery will be found in front of you. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.
Opening hours: 1 April to 31 October from 800hrs to 2000hrs; 1 November to 31 March from 800hrs to 1800hrs. Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number: 01628 507200
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. Hasselt (Kruisveld) Communal Cemetery contains a plot of 50 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.