Arlon 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.

Arlon Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one airman of the Second World War. The grave is in the Belgian 1939-45 war pelouse d'honneur. The cemetery also contains one unidentified burial of the First World War which can be found in the French war graves plot.

Also there is the tomb of the Russian Officer Visile Robelsous.


Of the Crew of Halifax LV923-ZL-N fallen to Rachecourt on 31/03/1944

159666 Flying Officer John Morrison, Flight Engineer

427 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,

Died 20th April 1944, aged 22. 

Son of Angus and Annie Morrison, of Ness, Ross and Cromarty.