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  • Country Belgium
  • Total identified casualties 68 Find these casualties
  • Region Hainaut
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 50.58029, Longitude: 3.43456

Location information

Calonne Communal Cemetery is located 6 km south of Tournai on the N502, a road connecting Tournai to the village of Calonne. On reaching the village the cemetery is located on the right hand side of the Rue de L'Yser (N502).

Visiting information

Visitors should note that this site is restricted to normal cemetery opening hours. With the exception of guide-dogs for the disabled, no dogs are allowed in this cemetery

Wheelchair access to the cemetery is 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.

All of those buried in Calonne Communal Cemetery were killed in the fighting from 19 to 24 May 1940, when attempting to hold the Germans on the line of the Scheldt.

The cemetery contains 71 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, three of them unidentified.