Bree 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.


Bree Communal Cemetery contains three Second World War burials, one of which is unidentified.  One grave is located close to the entrance and is in the third row on the left of the path. The grave is the second in the row and is marked by a private family memorial. The other two graves are located through the main entrance and straight on along the path, at the cross path turn right and the graves are on the left in plot D. They are both in the first row and face the path. These graves are marked by a Commission standard pattern war headstone.