ST. LEGER CHURCHYARD

Country Belgium
Region Hainaut
Total identified casualties 18 Find these records
Casualties from First & Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.70557
Longitude: 3.31463

Location Information

St. Leger-Lez-Pecq Churchyard is located midway between Tournai (17 km) and Kortrijk (14 km) on a road leading from the N50 connecting Tournai to Kortrijk. From Kortrijk the N50 leads for 14 km to the right hand turning onto Rue de la Briqueterie. This junction is made prominent by the canal de L'Espierres which lies 100 metres before the junction. 1 km along the Rue de la Briqueterie lies the village of St. Leger. The churchyard is located on the village square. The 1914-1918 burials are to be found in one row on the West side of the Church and the 1939-1945 burials are also on the West side, close to their First World War comrades.


Visiting Information

Visitors should note that this site is restricted to normal cemetery opening hours. Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

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. St. Leger-lez-Pecq Churchyard contains 12 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Nearby are six First World War graves, all dating from the Advance to Victory in October and November 1918.

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