Genk 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.


Genk Communal Cemetery contains the graves of eight airmen of the Second World War.  The graves are located in plot T, through the entrance and straight on to the mortuary, turn right here and follow the path to the second plot on the left; this is plot T.


There are also 73 Russian war graves from the Second World War mostly prisoners-of-war who had to work under hard conditions in de coalmines.