Menen Communal Cemetery

History Information (Source: CWGC)


Menen (formerly Menin) was in German hands for much of the First World War until it was taken by the 34th Division on 15 October 1918. The communal cemetery was largely used and extended by the Germans. Most of the Commonwealth graves have been removed to Harlebeke New British Cemetery, but a few remain; those buried in Plot III died as prisoners in 1916-17, and in Plot IV, after the capture of the town.


Menen Communal Cemetery contains 14 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, two of which are unidentified. There is also one burial of the Second World War dating from the withdrawal to Dunkirk in May 1940 ahead of the German advance. The Commission's plot is located centrally in the cemetery.


Served with

·         United Kingdom (9)

·         Canadian (4)

Served in

·         Army (8)

·         Air Force (5)