Leuven 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.


Leuven Communal Cemetery contains a group of 21 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, two of them unidentified. Adjoining these graves are five burials of the First World War. The Commission plot is located at the far left hand side of the cemetery 400 M from the gate.



Served with

  • United Kingdom (21)
  • Canadian (2)
  • Australian (1)

Served in

  • Army (14)
  • Air Force (10)


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