AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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First two pictures below courtesy of Luc D'Haene

All other pictures courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem

 

 

Location Information

Avelgem Communal Cemetery is located 43 Km east of Ieper on the N8 which connects Ieper to Menen, Kortrijk and on to Avelgem. The N8 is a continuous road running from Ieper to Avelgem via Menen, Wevelgem, Kortrijk, Zwevegem and on to Avelgem. The village is approached along the N8 Kortrijkstraat which leads onto the Gemeenteplein. The cemetery is located on the first left hand turning after leaving the Gemeenteplein in a street called Kerkhofstraat. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of Kerkhofstraat.

Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221

Historical Information

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.

Avelgem Communal Cemetery contains 26 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, three of them unidentified.

 

 

Casualty Details

AYLING, LOUIS VICTOR,L V,21,,10/05/1940,14/08/1940,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6144518',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row E. Grave 3.,"SON OF WILLIAM GEORGE AND DOREEN CLARE AYLING, OF EASTNEY, HAMPSHIRE."


BROWNE, PETER RUSSELL,P R,22,,24/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6143805',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row A. Grave 1.,"SON OF CAPT. CHARLES RUSSELL BROWNE, AND OF ESTHER BROWNE, OF WORCESTER PARK, SURREY."


BURT, EDWARD ROBERT,E R,32,,30/05/1940,,Lance Serjeant,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6137986',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row C. Grave 2.,


CAMBRIDGE, ALBERT JOSEPH,A J,27,,22/05/1940,,Private,Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5948666',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row A. Grave 5.,"SON OF ALFRED AND JANE CAMBRIDGE, OF BELLINGHAM, LONDON."


COLLINS, JOHN LESLIE,J L,20,,23/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6143542',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row D. Grave 5.,"SON OF THOMAS MARCUS AND ROSINA ELLEN COLLINS, OF WOKING, SURREY; HUSBAND OF H. COLLINS."


COX, FRANK SIDNEY,F S,34,,24/05/1940,,Lance Corporal,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6136621',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row E. Grave 2.,"SON OF THOMAS AND AGNES COX; HUSBAND OF R. KATHRINE COX, OF ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE."


DALLENGER, JOHN HECTOR,J H,19,,18/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6144039',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row B. Grave 2.,"SON OF WILLIAM ELMA DALLENGER AND MAUD MARY DALLENGER, OF STAINES, MIDDLESEX."

 

DOWN, MAURICE ALFRED,M A,23,,19/05/1940,,Private,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5437850',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row C. Grave 5.,"SON OF FREDERICK GEORGE AND SUSAN MABEL DOWN, OF FAWLEY, HAMPSHIRE."


EMMETT, ROBERT,R,20,,22/05/1940,,Second Lieutenant,East Surrey Regiment,6th Bn.,Belgium,'88359',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row C. Grave 1.,"SON OF EDWARD CHARLES AND LYDIA MARY EMMETT, OF ESHER, SURREY."


FARMER, PHILIP THOMAS ALFRED,P T A,18,,30/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6143919',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row E. Grave 1.,"SON OF HENRY AND MAUD FARMER, OF NEW MALDEN, SURREY."


FERGUSON, ENOCH,E,30,,19/05/1940,,Private,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5435182',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row D. Grave 2.,


FROY, ALBERT EDWARD,A E,28,,22/05/1940,,Private,Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5435246',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row A. Grave 3.,"SON OF CHARLES WILLIAM AND CLARA ELLEN FROY, OF CHISWICK, MIDDLESEX."


GLANVILLE, JOHN WILLIAM,J W,20,,21/05/1940,,Private,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5437587',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row D. Grave 3.,"SON OF FRANK AND MARY ELIZABETH GLANVILLE, OF CROXLEY GREEN, HERTFORDSHIRE."


GRATTON, ROY WILLIAM,R W,20,,19/05/1940,,Private,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5439607',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row C. Grave 4.,


HARDINGHAM, LEONARD HERBERT,L H,21,,22/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6144152',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row A. Grave 4.,"SON OF HERBERT AND MAUD FLORENCE HARDINGHAM, OF CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX."


HARRIS, RICHARD WILLIAM,R W,30,,22/05/1940,,Warrant Officer Class III,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6140384',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row C. Grave 6.,"HUSBAND OF DORIS MABEL HARRIS, OF TEDDINGTON, MIDDLESEX."


HAYE, JOHN CLAUDE,J C,30,,20/05/1940,,Second Lieutenant,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,,Belgium,'124218',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row C. Grave 3.,"SON OF WILLIAM HAYE, AND OF MARGARET FRANCES HAYE, OF DUNEDIN, OTAGO, NEW ZEALAND."


MEDWAY, GORDON EDGAR ROBERTS,G E R,19,,22/05/1940,,Second Lieutenant,Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'113467',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row A. Grave 6.,"SON OF ARTHUR EDGAR AND ELSIE ANNIE MEDWAY, OF PURLEY, SURREY."


MILDREN, JAMES HENRY,J H,29,,19/05/1940,,Private,Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5434782',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row B. Grave 3.,HUSBAND OF IRENE MILDRED.


NUNN, JOHN ROBERT HASLER,J R H,21,,23/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6144187',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row A. Grave 2.,"SON OF HENRY WILLIAM AND NELLIE NUNN, OF SOUTH NORWOOD, SURREY."


OFFIELD, GEORGE,G,22,,22/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6143476',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row B. Grave 4.,


WILLIAMS, JOHN LEWIS FRASER,J L F,23,,22/05/1940,31/07/1940,Second Lieutenant,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'91838',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row D. Grave 4.,"SON OF JOHN TUDOR WILLIAMS AND MARY NORAH WILLIAMS, OF NEW MALDEN, SURREY."


WOODLEY, CHARLES THOMAS,C T,26,,22/05/1940,,Private,East Surrey Regiment,1/6th Bn.,Belgium,'6144504',AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Row B. Grave 6.,"SON OF CHARLES AND ANNIE ELIZABETH WOODLEY, OF FULHAM, LONDON."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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