WAASMUNSTER COMMUNAL CEMETERY
- Country Belgium
- Total identified casualties 4 Find these casualties
- Region Oost-Vlaanderen
- Casualties from Second World War
- GPS Coordinates Latitude: 51.10389, Longitude: 4.08444
The town of Waasmunster is located south of the city of Sint-Niklaas off the motorway E17. From the motorway E17/A14, which runs between Kortrijk and Antwerp, turn off at junction 13 and onto Patotterijstraat, direction Waasmunster. Follow this road into the town and at the crossroads go straight over along the N446, direction Dendermonde. Take the first turning on the right called Kerkstraat and then first turning left into Pontravelaan. The cemetery is along here on the left and the graves are located to the front of the cemetery.
CThe 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. Waasmunster Communal Cemetery contains the graves of four Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.