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Omvat Eine, Heurne en Mullem

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Het Kerkhof van Eine

 

The village of Eine is located north-east of the town of Oudenaarde on the N60. From the motorway E40/A10, which runs between Oostende and Brussels, turn off at junction 15 onto the N60, direction Oudenaarde. Follow this road to Heurne and take the left fork to Eine along Graaf Van Landastraat. Follow this road to the T junction and turn right into Nestor De Tierestraat. Then take the second turning left into St Elooistraat and the church is at the end of this street. The graves are located to the right of the church.

war graves
Eine Churchyard, Oost-Vlaanderen .... 

Picture of Cemetery (22/05/2004)

pictures taken by Schokkaert Johan
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The churchyard is very old, and needs maintenance. But when I visited the graves, I was wondered the are the most beautiful on the complete churchyard. Thankx to the people who takes cares of it !!!
(mail : Johan Schokkaert)

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. Eine Churchyard contains three Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, two of which are unidentified. There is also one burial of the First World War.

LAW, Gnr. James, 131202. "D" Bty. 11th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Died 21st Nov. 1918, aged 35

 

 wargrave1   war grave2   war grave3   wargrave4 
Grave 1
131202 GUNNER
J.LAW
ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY
21ST NOVEMBER 1918 AGE 35
Grave 2
A SOLDIER
OF THE
1939-1945
WAR

KNOWN UNTO GOD
Grave 3
A SOLDIER
OF THE
1939-1945
WAR
ROYAL ENGINEER
KNOWN UNTO GOD
Grave 4
14413390 TROOPER
G.W. FRIEND*
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS
6The SEPTEMBER 1944 AGE 19

HE GAVE HIS YOUNG LIVE
FOR THE FREEDOM OF OTHERS
GOD GIVE HIM ETERNAL REST 
* George William Friend
Son of Leslie William and Nellie Friend Stretford (Lancashire)