LENDELEDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

 

The village of Lendelede is located 8 kilometres north of the town of Kortrijk, off the N36/N50 which runs between Kortrijk and Izegem. Driving from Kortrijk take the N50 to the junction with the N36, turn left onto the N36 and follow this road to Lendelede. Cross over the railway and take the first turning left called Rozebeeksestraat, along here to the first turning right called Ingelmunstersestraat. Turn right here and the cemetery is on the right. The grave is located through the entrance and 15 metres up the path on 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.

Lendelede Communal Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War.

 

 

Burial Details

 

315432 Trooper, John Cowie, 12th Royal Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps, died 25th May 1940, aged 32. Son of John and Jessie Cowie; husband of Christina Cowie, of Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.

 

 

 

 

 

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