OVERIJSE (TERLANEN) CHURCHYARD

Country Belgium
Region Vlaams-Brabant
Total identified casualties 6 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.7707
Longitude: 4.60328

Location Information

Overijse is a village and commune astride the main Brussels-Namur road, about 17 kilometres south-east of Brussels. Terlaenen is a hamlet 3 kilometres north-east of the village of Overijse. The churchyard is in the centre of the hamlet, and the Commonwealth graves are in the north-western part, against the west wall.


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. Overijse (Terlanen) Churchyard contains 15 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, nine of them unidentified.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

HULDENBERG CHURCHYARD

Location: Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant

Number of casualties: 15

ST. AGATHA-RODE CHURCHYARD

Location: Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant

Number of casualties: 5

OVERIJSE (TOMBEEK) CHURCHYARD

Location: Belgium, Vlaams-Brabant

Number of casualties: 7