Wavre Communal Cemetery

History Information (Source: CWGC)

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.


Wavre Communal Cemetery contains 13 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, three of them unidentified. There are also, against the East wall, seven First World War burials, mostly of men who died after the Armistice. Two of these are unidentified. The graves are located in two plots, WW1 graves are in the centre of the rear wall and WW2 graves are behind the cemetery stores.

Served with

  • United Kingdom (12)
  • Canadian (3)

Served in

  • Army (10)
  • Air Force (5)