Hotton War 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.


The village of Hotton was the western limit of the great German counter offensive in the Ardennes in January 1945. A great many of the burials in Hotton War Cemetery date from that time, although there are also some from May 1940.


The cemetery contains 666 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 21 of them unidentified.


Served with

  • United Kingdom (508)
  • Canadian (88)
  • Australian (41)
  • New Zealand (11)
  • Polish (1)

Served in

  • Army (332)
  • Air Force (316)
  • Miscellaneous (1)
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