SCHORISSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country Belgium
Region Oost-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 10 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.8064
Longitude: 3.67601

Location Information

The village of Schorisse is located south-east of the town of Oudenaarde off the N8. From the motorway E40/A10, which runs between Oostende and Brussels, turn off at junction 15 onto the N60, direction Oudenaarde. Follow the N60 to Oudenaarde and the junction with the N8, turn left onto the N8, direction Brakel. Follow the N8 to the junction with the N454 and turn right onto the N454, direction Schorisse. Follow this road past the church then take the first turning on the right called Schorissestraaat and then the first left turn. The cemetery is at the end of this street and the graves are located to the left of the path.


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. Schorisse Communal Cemetery contains ten Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

ST. KORNELIS-HOREBEKE CHURCHYARD

Location: Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 2

OUDENAARDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 25

BEVERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 2