Anzegem Communal Cemetery

History Information (Source: CWGC)

The WWII graves are to the right of the main entrance against the boundary hedge. The WWI grave is in the middle of the cemetery.

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.

 

Anzegem Communal Cemetery contains 18 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. There is also one First World War burial.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (18)
  • New Zealand (1)

Served in

  • Army (13)
  • Air Force (6)