WAASMUNSTER COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Country Belgium
Region Oost-Vlaanderen
Total identified casualties 4 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.10389
Longitude: 4.08444

Location Information

The town of Waasmunster is located south of the city of Sint-Niklaas off the motorway E17. From the motorway E17/A14, which runs between Kortrijk and Antwerp, turn off at junction 13 and onto Patotterijstraat, direction Waasmunster. Follow this road into the town and at the crossroads go straight over along the N446, direction Dendermonde. Take the first turning on the right called Kerkstraat and then first turning left into Pontravelaan. The cemetery is along here on the left and the graves are located to the front of the cemetery.


History Information

CThe 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. Waasmunster Communal Cemetery contains the graves of four Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

ST. NIKLAAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 9

DENDERMONDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION

Location: Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 17

EKSAARDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Location: Belgium, Oost-Vlaanderen

Number of casualties: 10