DIKSMUIDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

 

Diksmuide is a small town lying 23 kilometers north of Ieper, on the Ieper-Ostende road (N369). The Cemetery is located in the town centre on Woumenweg. Entering the town from the direction of Ieper on the N369 go past the sports hall and football ground and the cemetery is on the right. Entering the cemetery from the main entrance walk straight towards the crucifix. Take the third path on the right, followed by the first on the left followed by the second to the right.



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. 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.

Diksmude Communal Cemetery contains three Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, one of which is unidentified.

 

 

Burial Details

 

J/15076 Flight Lieutenant Robert Henry Deugo, Pilot in 198 (R.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Canadian Air Force, died 20th July 1943, aged 21. Son of Ira and Dorothy Deugo, of Pakenham, Ontario, Canada.

 

6396597 Private John James Goodger, 2nd Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment, died 22nd May 1940, aged 31.

 

 

 

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