Diksmude 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.


Diksmude Communal Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, one of which is unidentified. Entering the cemetery from the main entrance walk straight towards the crucifix. Take the third path on the right, followed by the first on the left followed by the second to the right.