St Martens Voeren 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.


St. Martens-Voeren Churchyard contains the graves of six airmen of the Second World War.  The graves are located by the right hand wall.


Memorial Brigadier Lescrenier

The monument to Brigadier Lescrenier in Sint-Martens-Voeren is placed on the spot where he died on 10 may 1940, he was the first Belgian victim in the Second World War.