GERAARDSBERGEN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country Belgium
Region Oost-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 21 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.77431
Longitude: 3.86135

Location Information

The town of Geraardsbergen is located south of the town of Aalst on the N42. From the motorway E40/A10, which runs between Oostende and Brussels, turn off at junction 17 onto the N42, direction Geraardsbergen. Follow this road to the town of Geraardsbergen and the junction with the N493. Turn right onto the N493, direction Parike, and the cemetery is along here on the right. The graves are located towards the centre of the cemetery.


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. 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. Geraardsbergen Communal Cemetery contains the graves of 21 Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.

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