Zeebrugge Churchyard and Memorial

History Information (Source: CWGC)

The port of Zeebrugge was used by the British Expeditionary Force in October 1914, and bombed by Commonwealth and French aeroplanes thereafter. On 23 April 1918, British sailors and marines, in a collection of monitors, destroyers, motorboats, launches, old cruisers, old submarines and Mersey ferry-boats attacked the mole at Zeebrugge and attempted to block the canal leading to Bruges and to the German submarine headquarters.

 

There are 30 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in ZEEBRUGGE CHURCHYARD. 17 of the burials are unidentified but a special memorial commemorated an officer of the Royal Naval Air Service officer known to be buried among them.

 

Within the churchyard is the ZEEBRUGGE MEMORIAL  It is a small stone panel set in the wall of the churchyard, and commemorates three officers and one mechanic of the Royal Navy who fell on the Mole at Zeebrugge on St George's Day 1918 and have no known grave.

 

Churchyard

Served with

·         German (172)

·         United Kingdom (13)

Served in

·         Navy (161)

·         Army (17)

·         Air Force (7)

Memorial

Served with

·         United Kingdom (4)

Served in

·         Navy (4)