Zaventem 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.


Zaventem Communal Cemetery contains five Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, one of which is unidentified. The graves are located through the main entrance keep to the right and follow the path along the edge of the cemetery the graves are on the left along this path.

Served with

  • United Kingdom (4)

Served in

  • Air Force (2)
  • Army (2)