Dunkirk Memorial commemorates more than 4,500 casualties of the British Expeditionary Force who died or were captured there and have no known grave. The cemetery and memorial are open daily.


The Dunkirk Memorial stands at the entrance to the British War Graves Section of Dunkirk Town Cemetery, which lies at the south-eastern corner of the town of Dunkirk, immediately south of the canal and on the road to Veurne (Furnes) in Belgium. On entering the cemetery through the columns of the Dunkirk Memorial, two Commonwealth war graves sections will be seen: Plots IV and V from the First World War and Plots I and II from the Second World War. There is also a further First World War section (Plots I, II and III) in the main part of the cemetery to the right of the main entrance.

Visitor Facilities

  • Accessibility

    There is a disabled parking space marked on the road immediately in front of the Dunkirk Memorial. A slope has been built to allow wheelchair access from the pavement to the memorial and thus Plots IV and V from the First World War and Plots I and II from the Second World War in the cemetery. Plots I, II and III from the First World War, in the main part of the cemetery, are accessible via the Civil Cemetery entrance.



CWGC sites around the world host an array of events from open days and exhibitions to commemoration and rededication services throughout the year.

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The CWGC War Graves App is a great application for anyone planning a trip to our war cemeteries, for those just curious to find war graves near them, or for those who want to remember the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two world wars.

Simple to use, the CWGC War Graves App allows you to search for war graves at more than 23,000 locations, in more than 150 countries and makes it easy to find and visit these places of remembrance.

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Chatham Naval Memorial

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Runnymede Memorial

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Brookwood Military Cemetery

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