Liedekerke 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.

 

Liedekerke Communal Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War, that of a Belgian airman who served with the Royal Air Force. The Commonwealth burial is in a family vault and is the first grave on the right hand side of the main path after entering the cemetery.