MOLLEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

Vlaams-Brabant

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

 

Mollem is a village lying 17 kilometres north-west of Brussels, and 3 kilometres north of the main road to Gent. Brussels is the most convenient centre. The Commonwealth graves are in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.


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.

Mollem Communal Cemetery contains 2 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

 

 

 

Burial Details

 

542772 Warrant Officer Class III William Tipping, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps, died 18th May 1940, aged 35. Son of William Henry John and Alice Emily Tipping, of Slough, Buckinghamshire.

 

72961 Second Lieutenant John Alexander Wood, 4th Bn., Gordon Highlanders, died 18th May 1940, aged 28. Son of John and Margaret A. Wood, of Portknockie, Banffshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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