Veurne Communal Cemetery Extension

History Information (Source: CWGC) 

Veurne Communal Cemetery

contains two Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

 

Veurne Communal Cemetery Extension

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. VEURNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION contains 77 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, almost all of which date from the last two or three days of May 1940. There are also two Czech war graves within the extension.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (68)
  • Czechoslovakian (2)
  • Australian (1)

Served in

  • Army (64)
  • Air Force (7)

Driver ROTHBERG, MARK

Service Number 1914579

Died 30/05/1940  -  Aged 19
Royal Engineers

 

Son of David and Rose Rothberg, of Stepney, London

INSCRIPTION

IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED MARK WHO IS ALWAYS WITH US

MOTHER AND FAMILY

Special Memorial E. 7.