Maldegem 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.

 

Maldegem Communal Cemetery contains the graves of five Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War. The graves are located against the south boundary wall behind the Belgian military plot. From the main entrance walk along the path to the Belgian Military plot then turn left, at the wall turn right and the grave are 20m along the path on the left.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (5)

Served in

  • Air Force (5)