Americans Buried in British and Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries

The United States of America was a neutral country at the beginning of both World War I and World War II. During these periods of neutrality, thousands of Americas either crossed into Canada, or traveled to the United Kingdom, in order to fight in the Canadian, British, and Commonwealth Armed Forces. About five hundred of these Americans are either buried in, or commemorated on the walls of the missing of, dozens of British and Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries across Belgium. For a detailed account of their collective story, see Chis Dickon's book Americans At War In Foreign Forces 1914-1945: A History (McFarland, 1914.)

Below, are the locations of the graves of the Americans who served in British and Commonwealth Armed Forces in Belgium, together with the limited information that we know about each of them. You may search for these graves in a variety of ways using the search function below. The list is still incomplete at this time, and will be growing in the future. AOMDA would like to thank Joseph Rudy for beginning this project, and Kevin Murphy for his invaluable contributions to the project.

Cemetery Address Zip City Soldiers
Belgrade Cemetery Chaussée de Waterloo, 438 5002 Namur -
Brussels Community Cemetery (Evere) av. De Cimitière de Bruxelles 1140 Brussels 6
Dadizeele New British Cemetery Beselarestraat 8890 Moorslede 1
Gijzenzele Churchyard Kerkstraat 9860 Oosterzele 1
Harelbeke New British Cemetery Deerlijksesteenweg 8530 Harelbeke -
La Sarte Communal Cemetery chemin De La Sauveniere 4500 Huy 2
Heverlee War Cemetery Kerspelstraat & Bierbeekpleindreef 3001 Heverlee 6
Nieuwport Memorial Kustweg 8620 Nieuwpoort -
Hotton War Cemetery rue de la Liberation 6990 Hotton -
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery Rijselseweg 7782 Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton 1
Sint Rickiers Church Cemetery Dorpstraat 8450 Bredene -
Menin Gate Menenstraat 8900 Ypres 179
Menin Road South Military Cemetery Meenseweg 8900 Ypres 1
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Boescheepseweg 8970 Poperinge 49
Nine Elms British Cemetery Helleketelweg 8970 Poperinge 13
Poperinghe New Military Cemetery Deken de Bolaan 8970 Poperinge 1
Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Deken de Bolaan 8970 Poperinge 1
Dozinghem Military Cemetery Leeuwerikstraat 8640 Vleteren 8
Bredene Churchyard Dorpstraat 8450 Bredene 1