Historical 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.
Oostvleteren Churchyard contains 17 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, one of which is unidentified. The graves are located to the left and rear of the cemetery.
· United Kingdom (14)
· Canadian (2)
· Army (9)
· Air Force (7)