Jemeppe-sur-Sambre 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.


Jemeppe-sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery contains the grave of one airman of the Second World War.  The grave is located in the far right hand corner.  Also a large plot with veteran graves from the First and the Second World War.


Pilot Officer (Air Bomber)  BARNETT, George Howell

Service Number J/90983

Date of Birth: 13/02/1916

Died 30/12/1944 - age 28

432 Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force