ST. NIKLAAS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
- Country Belgium
- Total identified casualties 9 Find these casualties
- Region Oost-Vlaanderen
- Casualties from First & Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.15589, Longitude: 4.1455
The town of Sint-Niklaas is located on the motorway E17/A14. From the motorway E17/A14, which runs between Kortrijk and Antwerp, turn off at junction 15 onto the N16, direction Sint-Niklaas. Follow this road to the junction with the N70 and turn left along Koning Astridlaan, direction Gent. At the first crossroads turn right into Tereken then first left past the church, the cemetery is along here on the left.
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.
St. Niklaas Communal Cemetery contains eight Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and one from the First World War.