AMBLY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
|Total identified casualties||8 Find these records|
|Casualties from||Second World War|
The village of Ambly is located south-east of the town of Namur off the N86. From the motorway E411/A4 which runs between Namur and Luxembourg, turn off at junction 23 onto the N86 in the direction of Rochefort. Keep on the N86 to the village of Jemelle, then turn onto the N849 in the direction of Forrieres. In this village turn left along rue des Allies in the direction of Ambly. In the village of Ambly turn left into rue Principale and first left into rue du Cimetiere and the cemetery is on the corner. The graves are located to the right hand side of the path.
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. Ambly Communal Cemetery contains the graves of eight airmen of the Second World War.